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.
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.
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.
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.
April 24, 2013
The 2013 Global Youth Service day website offers useful resources for involving youth in community service April 24-26 and beyond.
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.
April 19, 2013
A new database from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness features programs and practices that may help programs reduce homelessness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 1, 2013
A new Department of Justice video series seeks to bring communities together to support children exposed to violence.