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How To Keep LGBTQ Youth From Becoming Homeless: The Evidence

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.

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Q&A: In Georgia, a Collective Focus on Ending Sex Trafficking

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.

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Primary Sources: Before We Can Help Trafficking Victims, We Have to Identify Them

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.

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Bright Idea: Miami Collaboration Assists LGBTQ Homeless Youth

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.

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Q&A: Educating Young Men as a Way to End Commercial Sexual Exploitation

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.

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Research Roundup: What Makes Homeless Youth More Likely to Get STIs? More Likely to Get Tested?

January 21, 2014

We summarize three recent articles on homeless youth and sexually transmitted infections.

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A Website That Helps You Help Young People Navigate Federal Student Aid

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.

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#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.

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Help LGBT Married Couples Understand Their Federal Rights

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.

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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.

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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.

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Primary Sources: A Creative Approach to Helping Survivors of Interpersonal Violence Heal

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.

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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.

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Primary Sources: Can Text Messages Reduce Risky Drinking and Sexual Behavior?

January 3, 2014

Researchers sent weekly text messages to 18- to 24-year-old women, in monitoring and preventing future risky behaviors.

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Ending Sexual Exploitation: Activities and Resources for People Who Work With Teens

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.

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