News Archives

News Archives

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Primary Sources: Social Support Makes African American and Hispanic Teen Moms Less Depressed and Better Able to Cope with Stress

May 30, 2014

Researchers Cindy Y. Huang, Jessica Costeines, Joy S. Kaufman, and Carmen Ayala from Yale School of Medicine and Bridgeport Public Schools investigate the influence of parental stress and levels of social support on young mothers’ depression and their infants’ development.

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Grantee Spotlight: Shifting the Paradigm from Teen Pregnancy Prevention to Youth Sexual Health

May 29, 2014

The Oregon Public Health Division’s programs take a holistic view of teen pregnancy prevention; involving as many community partners as they can to shift the paradigm from teen pregnancy prevention to focusing on all aspects of youth sexual health.

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Q&A: Putting Teens on Better Life Paths May Keep Them From Having Children Too Soon

May 28, 2014

We talk to economist Phillip Levine about his research on why U.S. teen birth rates have been falling--and what we can do to keep them on the decline.

Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services

Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services

May 23, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers tips on trauma-informed care for substance abuse and mental health professionals.

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Research Roundup: Developing Culturally-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs for Minority Youth

May 22, 2014

Three recent studies discuss how strong, culturally-based teen pregnancy prevention programs can be developed.

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Resource Roundup: Community Violence

May 20, 2014

Youth violence and crime affect a community's economic health, as well as individuals' physical and mental health and well-being. Learn more about federal resources that can help youth be safe and prevent community violence.

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New Online Course on Working With LGBTQ Youth

May 19, 2014

The Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program is pleased to offer a new online course on working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

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Positive Parenting Resources for Parents of Teens

May 16, 2014

We share some websites you can point parents to during Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

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Primary Sources: What Young Adults Want in Housing Assistance

May 15, 2014

Researchers asked young adults what they looked for when deciding whether to enter a housing assistance program.

Healthy smiling teens.

#NCFYchat: 'PREP Teens for the Future: A Conversation About Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Health,' May 28 at 2 p.m. EDT

May 14, 2014

Join us for a May 28 #NCFYchat on teen pregnancy prevention and healthy relationships.

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Research Roundup: Reality Shows Contributed to Decline in Teen Childbearing—but Other Factors Also Played a Role

May 13, 2014

Two recent studies look at how MTV's "16 and Pregnant," "Teen Mom" and "Teen Mom 2" may impact teens' attitudes and behaviors.

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Bright Idea: Development Councils Help Youth Build Leadership Skills, Strengthen their Communities

May 12, 2014

We talked to Martha Burzycki in Massachusetts about what it takes to start a youth community development council.

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2014 Mural Contest Third-Place Winner: From Overcast Skies to Sunshine

May 8, 2014

Congratulations to Rumford Group Homes, in Rumford, ME, whose youth artists took third place in the 2014 Family & Youth Services Bureau Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs.

Your House South's mural.

2014 Mural Contest Second-Place Winner: New Beginnings at Your House South

May 7, 2014

Congratulations to Star Vista's Your House South, in Redwood City, CA, whose youth artists took second place in the 2014 Family & Youth Services Bureau Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs.

Drawing of a Los Angeles neighborhood with the caption "A good community is always there."

2014 Mural Contest Winner: Like A Good Neighbor ... A Community Always There

May 6, 2014

Congratulations to L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, winners of the 2014 Family & Youth Services Bureau Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs!

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PREP Teens for the Future: May Is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May 1, 2014

The Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program is acknowledging the continuing decline of teen birth rates and encouraging providers to keep up the momentum.

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