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News Archives

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This Hurricane Season, Learn How to Keep Displaced Young People in School

May 30, 2013

A report released by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty explains how federal law protects the educational rights of young people displaced by natural disasters.

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Primary Sources: Study Shows Most Homeless Youth Use Facebook Too, but Differently

May 29, 2013

Researchers from the National Science Foundation and the University of Alabama set out to learn if the notion of a “digital divide” still existed between homeless youth and their non-homeless peers.

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Revisiting King County’s Plan to End Youth Homelessness: One Year Later

May 28, 2013

NCFY speaks to youth advocates in King County, WA, about community efforts stemming from a report on youth homelessness published in April 2012.

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For a Global Perspective on Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Watch a New Federal Webcast

May 24, 2013

In a webcast hosted by the Office of Adolescent Health, a Johns Hopkins University professor shares what works to prevent teen pregnancy at home and abroad.

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Q&A: How to Help At-Risk Youth Find 'Promising' Jobs

May 23, 2013

Two co-authors of a new research paper explain what a “promising” job is and how social service workers can help young people secure one.

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Research Roundup: Considering Culture to Reduce Teen Pregnancy in the Latino Community

May 22, 2013

Researchers are working to understand and reduce teen pregnancy rates among Latinos.

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Q&A: 'One Word Can Make a Difference' and Other Insights Into Addressing Teen Pregnancy in Latino Communities

May 20, 2013

To gain insight into how teen pregnancy prevention professionals can tailor their efforts to Latino youth and families, we spoke with Ann Marie Benitez, senior manager of the Latino Initiative at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

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Public Comments Requested for Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

May 17, 2013

The White House has released for public comment the new federal strategic action plan on services for victims of human trafficking in the United States. Comments are due by May 24, 2013.

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A New Journal Article Tackles Myths and Misconceptions About Evidence-based Programs

May 16, 2013

Proponents of “evidence-based programs” in social services for children and youth and their families take on the debate about the use of such programs.

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Tips for Engaging Youth in Leadership at All Levels

May 15, 2013

A new NCFY report looks at youth engagement strategies that challenge young people to take charge of their wellbeing.

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Volunteer Groups Provide Free Home-Cooked Meals for Shelters

May 14, 2013

We talked to Janus Youth Programs in Portland, OR, about the volunteers who provide free meals for youth in the organization's two shelters.

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Report to Congress Highlights Achievements of the Federal Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs

May 13, 2013

A recently released report to Congress summarizes FYSB’s efforts to combat youth homelessness in fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

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Ask NCFY: What Is Rapid Re-Housing and How Can it Help Runaway and Homeless Youth?

May 9, 2013

With the help of an Ohio youth worker, we explain an evidence-based approach that gets homeless youth and families quickly into their own homes.

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NCFY Reads: 'Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others'

May 7, 2013

A self-help book for social service workers advises them on how to care for themselves while aiding people who have experienced violence and trauma.

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Primary Sources: What Makes Some Young Mothers More Likely to Be 'Harsh' Parents?

May 6, 2013

In a recent study, researchers looked for risk factors that make young moms more likely to be "harsh" and protective factors that contribute to positive parenting.

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Database Presents Options for Assessing Child Trauma

May 3, 2013

NCFY looks at a new online database that helps practitioners pick a tool for measuring child trauma.

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Ask NCFY: Can I Finish High School if I’m Homeless?

May 2, 2013

NCFY answers a question received through our Live Chat about homeless students' options for staying in school.

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy in May and Beyond

May 1, 2013

NCFY shares tips for recognizing the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 1, the official kickoff to National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

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