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New Website Helps Youth Be the Change They Want to See

December 31, 2013

Youth Engaged for Change is a federal resource for young people who want to make the world a better place.

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Primary Sources: Bringing Stability Into the Lives of Young Women May Prevent Sexual Risk Behaviors

December 30, 2013

Youth services programs that take into account the whole family may be more likely to help prevent teen pregnancy and STIs.

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Making Classrooms Count: Working with Schools to Quantify Homeless Youth

December 23, 2013

Strengthening partnerships with schools can help communities better count homeless youth.

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Free E-Learning Opportunities for Homeless Youth Staff

December 23, 2013

Ongoing training is a key component to staying savvy in any career field and is equally important when working with individuals. Learn about free online training for staff who work with homeless youth,.

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Q&A: Researcher Natasha Slesnick on Evidence-Based Treatments for Homeless Youth

December 20, 2013

The Ohio State University professor talks about what works to help homeless youth deal with the issues that contribute to their homelessness, like family conflict and substance abuse.

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Primary Sources: What Puts Some Former Foster Youth at Risk of Becoming Homeless?

December 18, 2013

Researchers build on their earlier research about why many foster youth wind up homeless after they leave the child welfare system.

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#NCFYchat on Youth Development Brings Youth Workers, Experts to the 'Twitter Table'

December 17, 2013

Missed our Twitter chat on “Building Social and Emotional Skills to Promote Youth Well-Being”? Read the highlights.

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Bright Idea: A Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter Lets Survivors Keep Their Four-Legged Friends

December 13, 2013

At the domestic violence shelter run by Family Assistance Program in Victorville, CA, there’s a dog run in the yard and waterproof flooring and doggy doors in two of the five rooms.

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Q&A: Nathan Belyeu of The Trevor Project on Supporting Youth as They Come Out

December 12, 2013

A new guide from The Trevor Project helps youth workers empower LGBTQ youth as they ponder the coming out process.

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Primary Sources: What Factors Predict Whether Youth Will Run Away or Become Homeless Again After Returning Home?

December 11, 2013

Researchers spent two years interviewing youth who ran away from home, with the goal of learning what factors might correlate with young people running away again.

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Strategies for Building the Evidence About Social Service Programs That Work

December 10, 2013

The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy's new "Practical Evaluation Strategies for Building a Body of Proven-Effective Social Programs Guide" provides five recommendations you can use to bolster your case for research funding.

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Right on the Money: Show Donors Your Impact

December 9, 2013

Charity Navigator is leading the charge to get nonprofits to publish information about the impact its work has had on its overall mission.

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Primary Sources: Surveying the Latest Research on Intimate Partner Violence

December 3, 2013

Research around intimate partner violence has evolved significantly over the last decade. After surveying the literature in 2003, the authors decided to take another look ten years later to see what we know about what works.

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Five Steps to Starting a Youth Council to Prevent Domestic Violence

December 2, 2013

A toolkit from the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers practical advice and tools for including youth leaders in violence prevention efforts.

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