News Archives

News Archives

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Federal Government, Sesame Workshop Partner to Serve Children of Incarcerated Parents

June 28, 2013

A recent initiative joins federal partners with Sesame Workshop to reduce the trauma experienced by children of incarcerated parents.

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New Strategic Plan: Three Ways the Federal Government Will Collaborate to Help Youth

June 27, 2013

The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, made up of twelve federal departments and five federal agencies, unveiled its strategy for working together to improve the lives of young people.

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Research Roundup: Helping Transgender Youth Access Community Services

June 25, 2013

Three recent journal articles explore the challenges faced by transgender people as they seek help in their communities, along with steps programs can take to better meet distinct transgender needs.

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New Guide Helps Transgender Individuals Be Themselves, Come Out to Others

June 24, 2013

This Pride Month, help transgender young people carve their own path to self-discovery using a guide prepared by the advocacy group Human Rights Campaign.

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Research Roundup: A Spirited Debate About the Meaning of Evidence-Based Practice

June 18, 2013

The journal Families in Society features a debate over the meaning of evidence-based practice, giving social workers a new term to consider: evidence-guided practice.

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Right on the Money: Ten Tips for Writing a Persuasive Grant Proposal

June 17, 2013

We’ve culled the best grant-writing advice from previous NCFY articles.

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Young Victims of Trafficking Can Text “BeFree” for Help

June 12, 2013

A new service from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center lets trafficked youth text "BeFree" (233733) for help.

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Primary Sources: How Do LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness Feel About Family, School and Friends?

June 6, 2013

A new study explores ways that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth who are homeless might be helped or hurt by their families, schools and peer groups.

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NCFY Reads: 'Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy'

June 4, 2013

The father of a young man who descended into addiction and homelessness looks for answers in the research behind addiction and the evidence-based approaches that are emerging.

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June Is Pride Month, a Good Time to Help Families Support Their LGBTQ Teens

June 3, 2013

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, we share resources that help families accept young people coming out.

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