January 31, 2014
We recently interviewed the director of the Forty to None Project, which is working to reduce homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Here are two recent research papers that have informed the project's work.
January 29, 2014
When it comes to combatting sex trafficking, experts and advocates agree that no one organization, program or government agency can solve the problem alone. Recognizing that fact, the state of Georgia has taken a collaborative approach to ending the commercial sexual exploitation of young people.
January 28, 2014
A team of researchers culled through research articles and reports to find the best recommendations on how human service providers can identify trafficking victims among their clients.
January 24, 2014
In Florida’s Miami-Dade County, 11 organizations have banded together to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth who are experiencing homelessness.
January 22, 2014
Caleb Probst from the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation talks about a pilot curriculum for high school boys that helps reduce demand for prostitution.
January 21, 2014
We summarize three recent articles on homeless youth and sexually transmitted infections.
January 17, 2014
Not sure what to tell young people about applying for federal student aid? Learn about the FAFSA, the different types of aid and how to explain it all to youth in the Department of Education's online Financial Aid Toolkit.
#NCFYchat: “Youth Homelessness and Sex Trafficking: Making the Connection,” January 30 at 2 p.m. EST
January 16, 2014
Join NCFY and Covenant House International for a Twitter chat on on youth homelessness and sex trafficking.
January 15, 2014
A series of fact sheets from the American Civil Liberties Union details many of the ways federal agencies accord legal respect to married same-sex couples.
Primary Sources: What Might Make Youth More Likely to Leave 'The Life' of Commercial Sexual Exploitation?
January 14, 2014
In this study, a small group of sexually exploited youth offer suggestions for street outreach workers trying to help them.
New Report: How States Are Using Pregnancy Prevention Grants to Reach Estimated 300,000 Young People
January 8, 2014
How are states implementing the teen pregnancy prevention efforts funded by the Family Youth Services Bureau’s Personal Responsibility Education Program? A new report breaks down their work so far.
January 7, 2014
Equipped with a digital camera, a journal and their past experiences, five women spent 10 weeks taking photos and writing as part of the “Through the Eyes of a Survivor” program.
Where to Find Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence
January 6, 2014
Working with families who have experienced domestic violence can be overwhelming for staff. Use the Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence website to help navigate your work.
January 3, 2014
Researchers sent weekly text messages to 18- to 24-year-old women, in monitoring and preventing future risky behaviors.
January 2, 2014
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Talk to youth about sexual exploitation using a toolkit from the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation.