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Use Video Scenarios to Open the Lines of Communication Between Girls and Their Families

November 27, 2013

A skills-building program from the Office on Women's Health helps parents and caregivers communicate with preteen and teen girls.

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Work to Be Done: As Teen Pregnancy Rates Decline, Georgia Youth Workers Broaden Focus

November 26, 2013

As teen pregnancy rates decline in Georgia, advocacy organizations are branching out to help teens eat healthy, make responsible choices and generally be well.

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Q&A: Pamela Wiseman of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

November 25, 2013

The executive director of New Mexico's main source for domestic violence training says that trauma is at the heart of her state's problems.

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Enter the 2014 Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs – Inspire Creativity and Beautify Your Program

November 22, 2013

The Family and Youth Services Bureau launches its fourth annual mural contest to promote creativity at runaway and homeless youth programs.

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Q&A: Peg Dierkers of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

November 21, 2013

The executive director of the nation's first statewide domestic violence relief organization speaks about challenges old and new.

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Bright Idea: A Free Teen Clinic Reduces Barriers to Health Care

November 20, 2013

Learn what to look for when connecting youth in your program to local health centers and clinics.

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Primary Sources: What Leads Many Runaway and Homeless Youth to Harm Themselves or Consider Suicide?

November 19, 2013

A new study of 474 youth in Los Angeles County tries to get closer to an answer.

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Five Key Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Young People

November 18, 2013

The Affordable Care Act has an impact on homeless youth and youth-serving programs. Learn more.

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Primary Sources: Are Youth Who Run Away and Return Home More Likely to Take Risks?

November 15, 2013

Researchers explore whether youth who return home after running away are more likely to use substances and have unprotected sex.

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Want to Start a Youth Program? Get Going Today With Our All-New Guide

November 13, 2013

We’re excited to unveil a new, interactive version of our “Guide to Starting a Youth Program.” It’s the only resource of its kind specifically developed for people (both adults and teens) who want to work with youth and help improve their well-being—and their futures.

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#NCFYchat: “Building Social and Emotional Skills to Promote Youth Well-Being,” November 21, 2:30 p.m. EST

November 12, 2013

Join NCFY and YMCA of the USA for a November 21 Twitter chat on helping young people prepare for their futures.

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Research Roundup: Understanding How Violence Spreads Across Generations

November 8, 2013

Three new reports dig into the reasons why children of violent parents tend to become violent adults themselves.

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NCFY Reads: Paul Tough's "How Children Succeed"

November 7, 2013

Many adults believe young people will succeed in life if they test well and get good grades. In “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character,” Paul Tough challenges that assumption.

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Q&A: Jessica Nunan of Caminar Latino on Listening to and Empowering Youth Affected by Domestic Violence

November 6, 2013

Jessica Nunan discusses her counseling work with young people who have witnessed domestic violence, and the specific needs of that population.

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Access This Online Toolkit to Help Your Community Stop Bullying

November 5, 2013

A toolkit from the Health Resources and Services Administration helps unite communities against bullying.

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Partnership for Freedom Offers $1.8 Million for Innovative Ways to Help Trafficking Survivors

November 4, 2013

A new contest encourages the anti-trafficking community to develop creative ideas for helping survivors in the United States.

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Raise Awareness and Keep Youth Safe During National Runaway Prevention Month

November 1, 2013

NCFY offers ways for family and youth workers to participate in National Runaway Prevention Month.

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