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News Archives

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Can Homeless Teens Learn to Better Protect Themselves From HIV?

April 30, 2015

Researchers look to reduce youth risk behaviors that frequently lead to infection.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth on Trauma-Informed, Inclusive Services

April 29, 2015

Watch a new video from National Child Traumatic Stress Network in which youth and experts talk about the need for "safe spaces."

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Ask the Clearinghouse: Trauma-Informed Early Engagement

April 28, 2015

Learn how to ensure that your organization's every interaction with young people is trauma-informed, right from the start.

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Q&A: Meredith Dank on LGBTQ Youth and Survival Sex

April 27, 2015

The Urban Institute Researcher talks about using youth to conduct research, respondent-driven sampling and sex trafficking as a nationwide problem.

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3 Ways to Build Education and Career Opportunities for Disconnected Youth

April 24, 2015

A new report from the American Youth Policy Forum gleans lessons from programs in Connecticut and Michigan.

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Take Inventory of Family Engagement With the Children's Bureau's Tool

April 23, 2015

Learn about engaging families in your work with young people, whether you're in child welfare, juvenile justice, education, or behavioral health.

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Colleges Support Homeless Students by Designating One Point of Contact

April 22, 2015

Learn about the new model some states are adapting to support unaccompanied youth as they enter and advance through college.

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Annual Disparities Report Says Access to Health Care Improving

April 21, 2015

A new federal report shows that the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplaces are helping more Americans of all racial and ethnic groups get insurance.

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Recap: Using Multimedia to Promote Your Program

April 17, 2015

We asked agencies to share their blogs and videos in honor of our new multimedia training.

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Do Teen Dating Partners Use Technology to Talk About Sexual Health?

April 14, 2015

We look at a new study examining the impact of text messages, Snapchat and more.

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Researchers Find Violence Is Prevalent in the Lives of Rural Youth

April 13, 2015

The findings come from focus groups with 18- to 20-year-olds and youth workers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Tell Us About Your Amazing Volunteers, and We'll Feature Them Here

April 10, 2015

Our Thank-a-Volunteer Campaign is back. Send nominations by April 24.

Valley Youth House's mural contest entry.

2015 Mural Contest Third-Place Winner: The Unbroken Tree

April 9, 2015

Congratulations to Valley Youth House, third-place winner of the 2015 Family & Youth Services Bureau Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs.

Briarpatch Youth Services' mural contest entry.

2015 Mural Contest Second-Place Winner: 'We Are Here'

April 8, 2015

Congratulations to Briarpatch Youth Services, second-place winner of the 2015 Family & Youth Services Bureau Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs.

Child and Family Charities - Gateway Division's winning mural entry.

2015 Mural Contest Winner: Gateway to Life

April 7, 2015

Congratulations to Child and Family Charities - Gateway Division's Crossroads and Higher Ground programs in Lansing, Michigan. Their artists took first place in the 2015 Family & Youth Services Bureau Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs.

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4 Tips for Working With Interpreters

April 2, 2015

Having access to culturally competent interpreters who understand the context of social services is incredibly important when working with youth and families from linguistic minorities.

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Teach Young People the Building Blocks of Healthy Finances

April 1, 2015

A federal website features five principles of financial literacy, with tools and games for youth and tips for educators.

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