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News Archives

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How to Create a Support Group for LGBTQ Youth

September 30, 2015

Learn how to make a safe space for LGBTQ youth to share about their lives.

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What Impacts Condom Use in Homeless Youth?

September 29, 2015

Researchers explore the individual, interpersonal, and environmental factors working together to influence decision-making.

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Looking Beyond National Recovery Month to Help Youth

September 28, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shares its toolkit, complete with year-round resources.

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Free Resources: Supporting Youth and Families During Disasters

September 25, 2015

Discover all the tips and guides available to help your organization prepare for emergencies.

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From the National Runaway Safeline: Lindsey's Story

September 24, 2015

In observance of National Suicide Prevention Month, the National Runaway Safeline is running stories about people affected by suicide.

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Q&A: Making McKinney-Vento More Accessible to Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

September 23, 2015

Read about what youth workers can do to make sure unaccompanied homeless youth know about and are able to get McKinney-Vento services.

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Homeless Youth Likely to Abuse Substances with Those Exhibiting Mix of Risky Behaviors

September 22, 2015

Homeless youth often have drinkers and drug users in their networks of friends and acquaintances. Researchers wondered if it would be a challenge to find peers who could help youth drink and use drugs less.

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Resources for Taking a Sex-Positive Approach When Preventing Teen Pregnancy and Relationship Violence

September 18, 2015

Learn how a sex positive approach can strengthen your program.

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Education Department Reiterates: Title I Funding Can Be Used to Serve Homeless Students

September 17, 2015

The funds for disadvantaged students can be used to transport homeless youth to school and pay the salaries of staff members who support homeless students.

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Does Sexual Orientation Affect Teen Pregnancy Risk?

September 15, 2015

Researchers Lisa Lindley and Katrina Walsemann learned that high school students who had been with same-sex partners were more likely to experience a pregnancy.

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#NCFYtalk Recap: Serving Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Pets

September 11, 2015

With the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, we hosted an August 27 Twitter chat about pets and domestic violence.

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When Mothers Experience Abuse, Addressing Their Mental Health Is Critical for Children's Well-Being

September 10, 2015

Read about how mothers' lifetime experiences of abuse and violence can have intergenerational effects.

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5 Online Resources to Help Domestic Violence Programs Offer Inclusive Services to LGBTQ People

September 9, 2015

Learn how to make your domestic violence services accessible and welcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning survivors.

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Moving Beyond Time Limits for Homeless Youth

September 8, 2015

Agencies share tips for creating long-term and permanent supportive housing.

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5 Tips for Providing Trauma-Informed Sex Education

September 4, 2015

Learn how to successfully communicate with youth about sexual health.

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What Type of Messages Motivate Homeless Youth to Meet Their Health Needs?

September 3, 2015

Researchers find that youth often don't trust health-based media campaigns and services.

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Leaders in Youth Homelessness Prevention and Intervention Provide Expert Testimony at Interagency Council Meeting

September 1, 2015

Learn how two community leaders advocated for nationwide strengthening of youth homelessness prevention efforts.

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