News Archives

News Archives

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6 Questions to Identify Youth at Highest Risk of Long-Term Homelessness

June 29, 2015

A new triage tool helps agencies give housing to young people with the strongest need.

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Build Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Your Program

June 26, 2015

We share three tools to make your services more accessible.

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What Makes Sex Ed Inclusive of LGBTQ Youth?

June 25, 2015

Thirty LGBTQ youth share their experiences with school-based sex ed, and what they'd like to see in the ideal curriculum.

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Q&A: How Trauma Affects Physical Health

June 24, 2015

A New Orleans researcher finds that the cells of traumatized youth are older than their years.

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New Office Will Coordinate ACF Anti-Trafficking Initiatives

June 22, 2015

Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg announced the newly formed Office on Trafficking in Persons.

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Research Roundup: Exploring the Worlds of Adolescent Fathers

June 18, 2015

A series of articles looks at the literature on adolescent fathers and discusses how we might better meet their needs.

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Many Homeless Youth Experience Traumatic Brain Injury, Study Shows

June 17, 2015

Youth with traumatic brain injury became homeless at a younger age.

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Domestic Human Trafficking: A New Look at U.S Victims

June 16, 2015

Anti-trafficking group Polaris looks at how and why U.S. citizens are trafficked.

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Pride Parades Can Raise Your Organization's Visibility and Help LGBTQ Youth Feel Safe and Respected

June 15, 2015

Community pride parades offer a great opportunity to reach and empower LGBTQ youth.

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#NCFYtalk Recap: Working Teen Pregnancy Prevention into the Adolescent Health Conversation

June 11, 2015

In a May 28 Twitter chat, NCFY and the School-Based Health Alliance hosted a Twitter chat about adolescent pregnancy prevention and health.

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More Youth Reaching Out for Help Before They Run, New Report Says

June 10, 2015

The National Runaway Safeline looks at trends in its calls and other connections with youth and their families over the past 10 years.

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This Online Tool Can Help LGBTQ Youth Envision a Bright Future

June 9, 2015

On the website Our Tomorrow, youth can share their hopes, fears, and ideas for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community.

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What Are You Doing for Father’s Day?

June 8, 2015

We share resources for youth- and family-serving organizations that want to celebrate and empower dads this month.

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Q&A: A Client Advocate Explains How LGBTQ Homeless Youth Can Petition for Child Support

June 5, 2015

We talk to Deborah Lolai, who wrote about the topic in Tulane Journal of Law and Sexuality.

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A Night of Fun for Homeless Youth, a Chance to Count Them Better

June 4, 2015

Two Milwaukee agencies use the point-in-time count as an occasion for a youth-led, all-night get-together. And they've improved their statistics as a result.

Diverse young women.

What Are Foster Youth’s Most Pressing Sexual Health Needs?

June 3, 2015

A new study asks service providers to name the biggest obstacles to delaying pregnancy among foster youth.

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How Do Messages About Sex Affect African American Youth?

June 2, 2015

In a study of college students, researchers find that discussions with peers and parents may influence sexual behavior in different ways.

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Read Our Updated Anti-Trafficking Brochure, 'Bought and Sold'

June 1, 2015

The new version includes a glossary of terms and expanded information about what victims need to escape exploitation.

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