News Archives

News Archives

Young teens talking with a counselor.

Implementing Mental Health Screenings for Children and Youth in Family Shelters

March 31, 2016

A shelter-based pilot program in Jacksonville, Florida, explores the possibility of connecting homeless children and youth to mental health services.

A young woman volunteering in a community garden.

Celebrate Global Youth Service Day by Helping Young People Volunteer

March 30, 2016

The Youth Service America website includes dozens of ways to participate.

A young man talks to a therapist

FYSB Publishes Toolkit to Promote Screening and Assessment of Homeless Youth

March 29, 2016

The online resource contains information on more than 50 tools of possible interest to runaway and homeless youth programs.

Happy diverse young people.

Linking Homeless Youth to Services: A Look at the Impact of Shelter and Drop-in Programs

March 28, 2016

Researchers talk to 79 young people in Columbus, Ohio, about their experiences and outcomes.

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Identifying Promising Practices and Common Shortcomings in Programs Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth

March 24, 2016

Researchers explore what makes programs most effective and what service gaps remain.

A young woman holds a lunch tray full of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Promote Healthy Eating Among Homeless Youth with This Practical Toolkit

March 23, 2016

The Sacramento Hunger Coalition has ideas for homeless service providers and beyond.

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Federal Bureaus Co-host Webinar on Human Trafficking and Runaway and Homeless Youth

March 21, 2016

The partnership recognizes increased risk of trafficking among youth experiencing homelessness and those in foster care.

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Creating Employment Training Programs for Opportunity Youth

March 17, 2016

A toolkit from Heartland Alliance details new information, requirements tied to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

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What Places Sexual Minority Youth At Heightened Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections?

March 16, 2016

Katherine Quinn and Allison Ertl conduct one of the first studies to examine sexual identity and sexual behavior as distinct factors affecting risk.

Young adults working on a shared laptop.

#YouthLeaders Twitter Chat Recap: Youth-Led Efforts to End Teen Dating Violence

March 14, 2016

Revisit the February 29 chat featuring young people making a difference.

Homeless teen couple.

Examining the Impact of Relationships on Condom Use Among Homeless Youth

March 10, 2016

Researchers identify relationship factors and general risk patterns that may impact decisions around protection.

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Q&A: Removing Legal Barriers for LGBT Survivors of Violence

March 9, 2016

We talk to Cathy Bowman from Legal Services NYC about the needs and challenges faced by low-income members of New York's LGBT community.

A smiling young woman.

Toolkit for Service Providers Sheds Light on Youth Trauma, Resilience

March 8, 2016

“Trauma & Resilience: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit” is the last in a six-part series addressing the intersection of health and violence.

A homeless young person sitting with a homeless veteran.

Q&A:How Ending Veteran Homelessness Can Help Homeless Youth (Part 2)

March 7, 2016

We continue our conversation with USICH Executive Director Matthew Doherty and Policy Director Jasmine Hayes.

A young man studying.

Strategies for Discussing Social Determinants of Health in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

March 3, 2016

A free publication offers tips for starting and shaping community conversations.

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Q&A: For Homeless Youth, Volunteering Builds More than Resumes

March 2, 2016

A youth worker shares how volunteering can impact homeless youth’s well-being and what other agencies should know about connecting them to community service

A young woman sits in a dormitory.

Ask NCFY: How Can I Help Homeless College Students Find Housing During Academic Breaks?

March 1, 2016

In this new installment of our advice column, we answer a question recently submitted to us via Facebook.

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