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The Intern Chronicles: A Young Man's On-the-Job Training, Part 1

July 31, 2014

Meet Craig, aspiring comedian and resident-turned-intern at Sea Haven for Youth, a runaway and homeless youth program in North Myrtle Beach, SC. In a three-part series, NCFY is following Craig's experience working for Sea Haven. We're also offering tips on how youth programs can help young people succeed as interns.

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New Guidance on When Eligible Students Can Begin Receiving Free School Meals

July 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released new guidance on the effective date of free school meal or milk benefits for students, including homeless children and teens.

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Bright Idea: Five Ways to Help Parents and Their Transgender Teens and Young Adults

July 29, 2014

We talked to experts on transgender issues, who offered tips for creating acceptance between trans youth and their parents.

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Make Your Organization More Culturally Competent

July 28, 2014

A new brief from the Administration for Children & Families' Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation provides an overview of cultural competence for organizations serving children and families from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Diverse people.

Ask NCFY: How Can I Be a Grant Reviewer for the Family and Youth Services Bureau?

July 25, 2014

In this new installment of our advice column, we answer a question recently submitted to us via live chat.

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Working With Schools to House and Serve Homeless Students

July 24, 2014

It's not easy, but schools and youth programs can work together to house homeless students, an updated report from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth shows.

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Primary Sources: Examining the Connection Between Sexual Orientation and Suicidal Behaviors

July 22, 2014

Researchers look for connections between sexual orientation and suicidal behaviors.

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Primary Sources: Comparing Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Women With Different Sexual Orientations

July 21, 2014

University of Virginia researchers wanted to know whether lesbian and bisexual young women have different sexual and reproductive health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts.

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Q&A: Community Gardening Helps a Portland, Oregon, Neighborhood—and its Families—Grow

July 21, 2014

Learn how Janus Youth Programs partnered with neighborhood leaders to create a community garden that provides more than fresh produce.

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New York City's New Guide to Working With Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth

July 18, 2014

It's the first such guide developed by a child welfare and juvenile justice government agency.

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Primary Sources: Can Mental Health and Housing Services Help Youth Hold Down a Job?

July 17, 2014

Researchers tested whether the Individual Placement and Support, or IPS, model, an approach to workforce development, helps homeless young adults with mental illness stay employed.

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Primary Sources: How 'Social Networks' Affect Homeless Youths' Inclination to Get Help Finding Jobs

July 16, 2014

New research from California State University and the University of Southern California.

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Right on the Money: Working with Local Homeless Education Liaisons to Raise More Money for Homeless Students

July 15, 2014

Consider teaming up with your local McKinney-Vento homeless education liaison to raise money and champion homeless youth in your area.

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Primary Sources: Learning How Service Providers and Policy Makers Can Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth

July 9, 2014

Research shows that different groups within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning population have different needs.

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Research Roundup: How Can Schools Become Supportive Places for LGBTQ Students?

July 8, 2014

New studies investigate how supportive schools may reduce bullying and suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students--and how to make teachers and school health professionals part of the solution.

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Primary Sources: Do Socioeconomic Factors Contribute to Teen Pregnancy?

July 7, 2014

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewed the literature that investigates socioeconomic influences on teen childbearing.

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Homeless With Homework: An Introduction to Homeless Education

July 2, 2014

This online tutorial provides an overview of issues related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

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New Campaign Invites Latino Men to Get the Word Out About Ending Domestic Violence

July 1, 2014

The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities offers a toolkit and campaign aimed at engaging Latino men in efforts to end violence against women.

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