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Here Are the Nominees for NCFY's 2014 Thank-a-Volunteer Campaign

April 30, 2014

We share the nominees of our 2014 Thank-a-Volunteer Campaign.

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Spotlight on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Road to Healing

April 24, 2014

We talk to experts about how the evidence-based practice Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or TF-CBT, works and how youth- and family-serving agencies can use it to foster healing.

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Webinar on Proposed Regulations for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Available Now

April 23, 2014

The Family and Youth Services Bureau is pleased to offer a prerecorded webinar that reviews the proposed regulations for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program.

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A New Guide Can Help You Get Youth and Families to Volunteer

April 21, 2014

GenerationOn's "Ready-Set-Go! Resource Guide" can help you get ready to bring youth and families into your stable of volunteers.

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Primary Sources: Integrated Employment and Mental Health Services -- How Well Do They Work For Homeless Youth?

April 17, 2014

A researcher collaborated with two social services agencies in Los Angeles to investigate the effect on young people of two programs that combine employment and mental health services.

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Bright Idea: Four Ways to Engage At-Risk Youth in Community Service

April 16, 2014

We talk to youth-service experts about engaging at-risk young people in community service.

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Bright Idea: Dallas High Schools Open Early as Drop-In Centers

April 15, 2014

Three Dallas-area high schools have started opening early once a week to provide supplies and services to youth who need them.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Published for Federal Runaway and Homeless Youth Program

April 14, 2014

The public is invited to comment on proposed regulations for the Family & Youth Services Bureau's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, published this month in the Federal Register.

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A Research-Based Guide to Helping Teens Deal With Drug Abuse

April 10, 2014

People are most likely to begin abusing drugs—and that includes tobacco, alcohol, and illegal and prescription drugs—as teens and young adults. Learn about ways to help teens struggling with addiction from a new guide by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Primary Sources: How Setbacks in Youth-Led Projects Promote Strategic Thinking

April 9, 2014

Researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to see if doing real-world projects, with support from adults, helps young people establish and pursue goals.

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Small-Picture Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Four Things to Do When Teen Birth Rates Don’t Decline

April 8, 2014

Even when teen pregnancy rates go down in the long-term, setbacks can still happen from year to year. Two South Carolina programs share how they respond to such news.

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Primary Sources: Community Service Boosts Young People’s Development—If It’s Done Right

April 4, 2014

A chapter in "Handbook of Child Well-Being" scans the research to pinpoint the factors that make community service beneficial for young people.

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Learn How You Can Help Families Support Their LGBTQ Children

April 3, 2014

A new publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration can help you put the Family Acceptance Project's “family intervention” approach into practice.

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Nominate Your Volunteers for Our Thank You Campaign

April 2, 2014

Let's join together to show our gratitude to the amazing volunteers who promote the missions of youth- and family-serving organizations.

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