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SPARCS Intervention Helps Youth Cope in the Here and Now

August 28, 2014

Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress takes a broad approach to dealing with trauma.

America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014

How Are America's Young Adults Doing? New Report Takes a Look

August 27, 2014

There are 31.2 million young adults in the United States. Much of the news about them is positive.

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Primary Sources: Does Witnessing or Experiencing Victimization Make Street Youth More Likely to Have Depression or PTSD?

August 26, 2014

Researchers investigate homeless young people's traumatic experiences.

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Report to Congress on Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Released

August 25, 2014

The document covers fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

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'Don't Call Them Dropouts'

August 22, 2014

A report from America's Promise Alliance asks why young people leave high school and what might bring them back.

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Primary Sources: How Do Homeless Youth Define Trauma and Its Impact on Them?

August 21, 2014

Researchers asked homeless youth how they define trauma and how their thoughts are shaped by personal experience.

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What Is Toxic Stress and How Can You Help Young People Experiencing It?

August 20, 2014

The Center for Youth Wellness' new whitepaper, "An Unhealthy Dose of Stress," highlights the challenges children face when exposed, over and over, to "adverse" experiences.

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Four Programs Added to Department of Health and Human Services' Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review

August 19, 2014

The second update of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review has identified four new programs with evidence of effectiveness.

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Right on the Money: Tech Volunteers Can Save You Money and Help You Innovate

August 18, 2014

No budget for IT innovation? Find techies who want to donate their time to good causes.

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Q&A: Samantha Batko of the National Alliance to End Homelessness on Counting Homeless Youth

August 13, 2014

We asked why getting a more accurate estimate of the number of homeless youth is so important, and what it will take to end youth homelessness.

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Primary Sources: Does Having Teachers of Their Own Race Help Students Avoid Pregnancy?

August 8, 2014

Researchers investigated by interviewing Georgia educators and analyzing teen pregnancy rates in the state.

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Q&A: Taking a Broader View of Trauma-Informed Care

August 7, 2014

Trauma-informed care approaches are important but limited, according to Susan McKenzie-Mohr, primary author of “Responding to the Needs of Youth Who are Homeless: Calling for Politicized Trauma-Informed Intervention.” We spoke to her about the need to tie prevention and trauma-informed care more closely together.

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All the Pointers You Need to Help Homeless Students Finish High School--And Go on to College

August 6, 2014

Add "Unaccompanied Youth Toolkit for Shelters and Service Providers," from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, to your back-to-school reading list.

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Making Sure Your Domestic Violence Program is Trauma-informed

August 5, 2014

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health offers trainings, tools, publications, and webinars to help victims of trauma and the programs that support them.

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Q&A: Helping Families Protect Themselves From Recurring Trauma

August 4, 2014

University of Maryland Principal Investigator Laurel Kiser says routine-building is one step in the right direction.

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The Intern Chronicles: A Young Man's On-the-Job Training, Part 2

August 1, 2014

The last time we met with Craig, he was just beginning his internship at the transitional living program run by Sea Haven for Youth, a social services organization in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

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