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News Archives

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Primary Sources: What Happens When Homeless Youth Do the Research?

March 31, 2014

In Los Angeles, 15 homeless young people spearheaded a research project that surveyed teens like them. The researchers who mentored them say the young people and their community benefited.

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Help Youth Explore Careers and Gain Skills

March 28, 2014

Two new resources from the Department of Labor can help you point youth down the right career path and prepare them to succeed.

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Bright Idea: Everything You Need to Know About Helping Homeless Youth Apply for Medicaid

March 27, 2014

Top tip: Encourage youth to enroll by phone. Read on for other advice from Graham Bowman of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

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A Federal Website Helps Teens Understand the Real Cost of Smoking

March 26, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products offers young people straight talk about getting hooked on smoking.

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Primary Sources: Looking at the Emotional Impact of Attending High School for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

March 25, 2014

A researcher examines the psychological cost of attending high school for LGBTQ homeless youth.

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Bright Idea: An Online Guide to Laws That Affect Homeless Youth

March 24, 2014

Homeless youth may not know it, but they face dozens of legal questions. A guide for Washington State youth provides answers.

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Bright Idea: Five Ways to Help Your Library Become an Ally to Youth

March 21, 2014

By reaching out to your local branch, particularly to the librarians focused on teens and young adults, you can better prepare library staff to assist homeless young people.

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Primary Sources: Helping Pediatricians Understand Youth and Family Homelessness

March 20, 2014

A new study suggests that doctors can better help homeless patients by understanding the "homeless worldview."

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Interactive Tool Helps Parents and Other Adults Talk to Young People About Drinking

March 19, 2014

You can prepare parents to talk to their children about alcohol with the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's "Start the Talk."

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Bright Idea: Functional Family Therapy Helps Young People and Their Kin to Cope and Change

March 18, 2014

Functional Family Therapy is an evidence-based program that works with youth and their families to make changes together and improve their relationships.

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Tweeting for Teens: A Recap of Our #NCFYchat on Dating Abuse and Pregnacy Prevention

March 17, 2014

NCFY shares some top tweets from our February Twitter chat on teen dating abuse and pregnancy prevention.

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Bright Idea: Three Ways to Help Young People Cope With STI Tests

March 14, 2014

Learn how to guide youth through the process of being tested for sexually transmitted infections--and help them get them the health care they need if they test positive.

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New Flexibility for Schools to Pay for Transporting Homeless Students

March 13, 2014

The Consolidated Funding Act approved by Congress last month included a policy change that will enable school districts to use federal funding for disadvantaged students to pay for homeless students’ transportation to their “school of origin.”

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Q&A: Amy Lin of Young Invincibles on Helping Young People Find Health Insurance

March 12, 2014

Amy Lin, National Organizing Director of Young Invincibles, spoke with us about young people and health insurance.

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Primary Sources: What Promotes Resilience Among Alaska Native Youth?

March 10, 2014

Researchers interviewed 20 Alaska Native teens about their everyday struggles and life challenges, how they deal with those struggles and challenges, and what meaning they make of their experiences.

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Bright Idea: Limiting Court Involvement Among Runaway Youth

March 5, 2014

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice shares how runaway and homeless youth agencies can reduce the number of youth arrested for status offenses.

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Learn How to Use Social Media in Your Work With Youth and Families

March 4, 2014

The Child Welfare Information Gateway's new "Using Social Media in Child Welfare" section offers tips for social workers, youth and foster parents.

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Bright Idea: Prevent Trafficking by Reaching out to Transportation and Hospitality Providers

March 3, 2014

Anti-trafficking advocates offer tips for educating hotel workers, truckers and others about how to stop commercial sexual exploitation of young people.

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