News Archives

News Archives

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2013 Mural Contest Finalist: 'You’re Not Alone'

April 30, 2013

Congratulations to YMCA Safe Place Services in Louisville, KY, the finalists in this year's Family and Youth Services Bureau Mural Contest! Click through to see their design and read their essay.

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2013 Mural Contest Winner: Ascending From Despair to Hope

April 30, 2013

Congratulations to Bridge Over Troubled Waters in Boston, winners of the 2013 Family and Youth Services Bureau Mural Contest! Click through to see their winning design and essay.

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New NCFY Report Provides Evidence-Based Practice 101

April 29, 2013

A new issue of our quarterly periodical, The Exchange, looks at the importance of evidence-based practices, how to implement them, and how to partner with researchers to study the effectiveness of organizations that serve youth and families.

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Right on the Money: Free Food for Youth-Serving Nonprofits

April 26, 2013

How to get local grocers and restaurants to help you fill empty stomachs for free. 

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Q&A: Trauma-focused Training for Supervisors Connects Goals to Daily Practice

April 25, 2013

NCFY spoke to Lisa Conradi of The Chadwick Center for Children and Families in San Diego about a trauma training toolkit she helped revise.

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Website Serves as Information Hub for Global Youth Service Day

April 24, 2013

The 2013 Global Youth Service day website offers useful resources for involving youth in community service April 24-26 and beyond.

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Webinar on Trauma-Informed Teen Pregnancy Prevention for Tribal Youth

April 23, 2013

Materials from a Family and Youth Services Bureau webinar on integrating trauma-informed care into Tribal teen pregnancy prevention programs are now available online.

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Database Lets You Find and Share Strategies for Ending Youth Homelessness

April 19, 2013

A new database from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness features programs and practices that may help programs reduce homelessness.

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Bright Idea: Professionals Take a Back Seat in Family Group Decision Making

April 18, 2013

Family Group Decision Making is an evidence-based practice that empowers young people and their “family group” to make decisions together. We talked to a youth-serving agency that uses the approach.

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Research Roundup: What Can We Do To Reduce Substance Use Among Homeless Youth?

April 16, 2013

Homeless young people use and abuse drugs and alcohol at alarming rates. Three new studies attempt to fill in the gaps in our knowledge about why homeless youth use substances and how we might help them quit.

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Right on the Money: Advanced Tips for Soliciting In-Kind Donations

April 15, 2013

A few years ago, we gave you step-by-step advice on raising in-kind donations. Now we're back with new tips on how to get people to donate goods and services to your organization.

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Learn How to Make Evidence-Based Decisions

April 12, 2013

An online learning tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention helps youth workers gather and use evidence to make decisions.

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Q&A: Michael A. de Arellano on Trauma and Latino Youth

April 11, 2013

We spoke to professor and clinical psychologist Michael A. de Arellano about the specific kinds of trauma Latino youth and families face and how evidence-based practices can be adapted to better suit their needs.

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Primary Sources: Do Emergency Shelters Promote Positive Development for Homeless Youth?

April 10, 2013

Researchers from the University of Michigan surveyed 51 girls and 31 boys, ages 12 to 19, to see whether staying in an emergency shelter positively affected their social and emotional well-being.

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Bright Idea: Youth Participants Can Improve Point-In-Time Counts

April 9, 2013

Fifty formerly homeless Los Angeles youth took to the streets to help count their peers in January. A Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority official shares tips for employing young people to help conduct point-time-counts.

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Primary Sources: Using Cigarettes and Marijuana at an Early Age May Put Girls at Risk for Pregnancy

April 5, 2013

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis wanted to know what types of substance use might put teenage girls at risk for becoming pregnant at a very young age.

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From the Family Room Blog: Putting College Within the Reach of Homeless Youth

April 4, 2013

Over on the official blog of the Administration for Children & Families, the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Acting Associate Commissioner writes about the steps states, educators and youth-serving agencies are taking to make sure homeless youth can access a higher education.

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NCFY Reads: 'The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories From a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook'

April 2, 2013

A child psychiatrist shares his experiences with memorable young clients to explain how childhood trauma can impact brain development.

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Videos Help Communities Unite Against Childhood Exposure to Violence

April 1, 2013

A new Department of Justice video series seeks to bring communities together to support children exposed to violence.

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