News Archives

News Archives

A young woman sitting in an alley.

From the National Runaway Safeline: Megan's Story

February 29, 2016

A young woman concerned she might be pregnant reaches out to the Family and Youth Services Bureau's national communication system for runaway and homeless youth.

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How Can Improving Youth Mental Health Prevent Teen Dating Violence?

February 25, 2016

Researchers assess which psychiatric disorders are most strongly associated with youth relationship abuse.

Nicole Daley of Start Strong

Q&A: Using 'The Halls' Web Series to Help Young Men Prevent Violence

February 24, 2016

The Boston Public Health Commission created a fictional series to get teens talking about gender-based violence against women and girls.

A young woman holding a video camera.

Take a Creative Approach to Dating Violence Prevention with Youth-Friendly ‘Media Challenges’

February 23, 2016

See how two agencies use contests to showcase teens' thoughts about healthy relationships.

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Read an Updated Brief on the Educational Rights of Students Experiencing Homelessness

February 22, 2016

See how the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 strengthens provisions for homeless children and youth.

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How Can School-Based Support Groups Help Prevent Teen Dating Violence?

February 19, 2016

Researchers talk to Expect Respect group facilitators about their opportunities and challenges.

A young Native American man.

National Network Provides Leadership Opportunities for Native Youth

February 18, 2016

The emerging resource, launched by the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, seeks to elevate youth voice.

Matthew Doherty signing documents to help end homelessness.

Q&A: How Ending Veteran Homelessness Can Help Homeless Youth

February 17, 2016

We talk to Matthew Doherty, executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Young people looking at a laptop together.

#YouthLeaders Twitter Chat Highlights Efforts to End Teen Dating Violence

February 16, 2016

Join the conversation February 29 at 7 p.m. EST.

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How Do African American Boys and Young Men View Healthy Dating Relationships?

February 11, 2016

Researchers talk to a group 13- to 21-year-old residents of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area.

Aaron Steed of Meathead Movers on Offering Free Moving Services to Victims of Domestic Violence

Q&A: Aaron Steed of Meathead Movers on Offering Free Moving Services to Victims of Domestic Violence

February 10, 2016

The California-based moving company also encourages businesses to donate services and products to local shelters.

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4 Ways to Prevent Violence By Promoting Healthy Relationships During Childhood

February 9, 2016

See how two organizations in Colorado and Michigan are teaching children about safe, respectful boundaries.

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Encourage Teens to Participate in Respect Week 2016

February 8, 2016

The annual event, hosted by the loveisrespect National Youth Advisory Board, empowers youth to learn about and foster healthy relationships.

Teenage boy lying on sofa.

What Makes Youth More Likely to Be Involved in Both Peer and Dating Violence?

February 4, 2016

Researchers investigate a range of risk and protective factors

Laurie Mazerbo

Q&A: How Homeless Youth Programs Can Benefit from Drug-Free Communities Funding

February 3, 2016

Apply now. This year's deadline is March 18.

A woman holding a clipboard.

More Resources to Identify and Provide Assistance to Youth Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

February 2, 2016

We share two more tools to help you identify, understand, and serve victims and survivors.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

This February, Educate Yourself on Ways to Prevent and End Teen Dating Violence

February 1, 2016

Join the Family and Youth Services Bureau and its partners for a number of events scheduled for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

9-5 pm Eastern