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News Archives

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Primary Sources: Does Homelessness Affect Youths' Development in Ways That Make It Harder for Them to Earn a Living?

September 30, 2014

Researchers look at cognitive deficits and mental health concerns among homeless youth and how these might impact young people's professional lives.

Three homeless teens sit in a playground.

Primary Sources: How Do Homeless Youth Decide What's Safe?

September 26, 2014

A researcher followed 18 homeless youth for several years to uncover what influences their decision making.

Diverse young people.

What the Youth Count! Initiative Found Out About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Homeless Youth

September 25, 2014

A new brief from Urban Institute looks at findings from an initiative aimed at including more youth in point-in-time counts of people experiencing homelessness.

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Right on the Money: Food Trucks Make Tasty Fundraising Partners

September 24, 2014

Three tips from a Minneapolis organization that has enlisted lunchtime food trucks to raise money and awareness.

Three young men hanging out in a cement bunker.

Research Roundup: What Leads Homeless Youth to Have Run-ins With the Law?

September 23, 2014

We turn to three new studies that look at risk factors such as substance use, length of time living on the streets and childhood trauma history.

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#BecauseofRHYA, Two Midwest Youth Shelters Have Long Histories

September 22, 2014

The leaders of shelters in Gary, IN, and Ames, IA, share how they would finish the sentence "Because of RHYA ____."

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Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth Who've Experienced Sexual Abuse

September 19, 2014

An online resource from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers tips for mental health professionals.

A cell phone displays the KnowBullying app.

SAMHSA's KnowBullying App Provides Bullying Prevention Advice at Your Fingertips

September 11, 2014

A free smartphone app created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration aims to prevent bullying and build resilience in children.

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Research Roundup: Delving Into Tough Questions About Teen Pregnancy

September 10, 2014

Recent studies investigate the links between teen pregnancy and abuse and hopelessness, and why some boys choose abstinence.

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Sharing the Impact of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

September 8, 2014

How has the act made a difference in communities across the country? A few grantees of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program weigh in.

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Primary Sources: Researchers Propose Key Role for Schools in Meeting Mental Health Needs of Homeless Students

September 4, 2014

Young people who experience homelessness are at high risk for mental health problems.

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act: 40 Years of Progress

Celebrating 40 Years of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

September 3, 2014

The historic legislation, signed on September 7, 1974, launched a system of emergency youth shelters in place to this day.

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Give Youth the Keys to Their Financial Futures

September 2, 2014

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative's seven-module financial literacy curriculum is available online.

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