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News Archives

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Primary Sources: How Do Teens and Young Adults Talk About Dating Violence?

February 28, 2014

Researchers explore how African American youth in Baltimore define dating violence and how they prefer to seek help.

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Q&A: Collaborating to End Teen Dating Violence and Promote Healthy Relationships

February 27, 2014

It takes a village to prevent teen dating violence. On a federal level, that village comprises the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence. Carrie Mulford, social science analyst at the National Institute of Justice and coordinator of the workgroup, told us about recent research on dating violence being spearheaded by the National Institute on Justice and the workgroup, and the direction dating violence research and programs are headed.

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Four Online Resources to Help You Prevent Teen Dating Violence

February 26, 2014

As Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month wraps up, familiarize yourself with resources that can help you educate and support teens and their parents and caregivers throughout the year.

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Q&A: The Urban Institute Surveys Teens About Digital Dating Abuse

February 25, 2014

Researcher Janine M. Zweig talks about who is most at risk of digital dating abuse and what more can be done to help them.

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Primary Sources: How Can Communities Help Prevent Dating Violence?

February 24, 2014

A new study looks at young people's perceptions of anti-dating-violence efforts in their communities.

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#NCFYChat: “Building Healthy Relationships: Collaborating on Teen Dating Violence and Pregnancy Prevention”

February 21, 2014

Please join us Thursday, February 27, for a Twitter chat with Break the Cycle about the ways advocates for teen health can collaborate to prevent dating violence and adolescent pregnancy.

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Right on the Money: Four Ingredients to Hiring an Effective Development Director

February 19, 2014

High turnover in lead fundraising staff can hurt nonprofits financially--so how do you find the right person for the job and keep them?

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Research Roundup: Friends and Caregivers Help Young People Avoid, Recover From Violence

February 14, 2014

Young people’s parents and peers can help prevent them from being violent, and help them bounce back if violence occurs in their lives.

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#NCFYchat Addresses Youth Homelessness and Trafficking, 140 Characters at a Time

February 13, 2014

Read excerpts from the January 30, 2014, NCFY Twitter chat, "Youth Homelessness and Sex Trafficking: Making the Connection."

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Meet Sarah Rosenberg, NCFY’s Librarian

February 12, 2014

Sarah oversees the collection and cataloging of nearly 1,000 journal articles, reports, white papers and more for the NCFY library every year. Learn what the library can do for you.

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A New Guide Can Help You Get Teens Involved in Preventing Dating Violence

February 11, 2014

From The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, an anti-dating violence campaign developed for teens by teens.

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Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Turns 40

February 10, 2014

The Family and Youth Services Bureau is pleased to recognize 2014 as the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.

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Primary Sources: Reducing STI Risk Among Youth Leaving Foster Care

February 7, 2014

Researchers identify factors that place youth aging out of foster care at risk for sexually transmitted infections, and interventions that may help promote healthy behaviors.

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Right on the Money: This Crowdfunding Site Can Help You Raise Money for Youths' Personal Needs

February 6, 2014

Do your youth need money for transportation, work clothes or college application fees? can help.

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Family and Youth Services Bureau-funded Project Paves the Way for Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth

February 5, 2014

A team from the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Center for the Study of Social Policy and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation aims to help programs provide safe, affirming services.

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Primary Sources: LGBTQ Youth at Higher Risk for Dating Violence, More Likely to Seek Help

February 4, 2014

A recent study from the Urban Institute explores dating violence and abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens.

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This Podcast Series Can Bring You Up to Speed on Human Trafficking

February 3, 2014

Listen to award-winning podcasts and learn more about human trafficking

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