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News Archives

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Finding Help and Hope for Youth During Mental Health Awareness Month

May 31, 2016

Connect to four resources that help agencies support youth mental health year-round.

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Do Urban African American Youth Find Sexual Health Information Online?

May 26, 2016

Learn what drives young people to the Internet and what information they search for online.

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In Honor of National Foster Care Month, Explore Health Care Options for Youth Currently or Formerly in Care

May 25, 2016

An issue brief from the Child Welfare Information Gateway outlines common health care needs and coverage options.

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How Does Talking to Extended Family Influence Teens' Decisions About Sex?

May 23, 2016

A recent study finds that sexually active teens are more likely to have discussed sex and relationships with their extended family than with their parents.

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Announcing the Nominees for Our 2016 Thank-a-Volunteer Campaign (Part II)

May 19, 2016

We share the second group of nominations for our most recent thank-a-volunteer campaign.

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Announcing the Nominees for Our 2016 Thank-a-Volunteer Campaign (Part I)

May 18, 2016

Discover the first group of nominations in our third thank-a-volunteer campaign.

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What are the Experiences and Needs of Homeless Youth with a History of Foster Care?

May 17, 2016

Researchers compare the experiences of 601 young people, including some with foster care histories, in Los Angeles, Denver, and Austin, Texas.

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In Matters of Birth Control, a Youth-Friendly Website Helps Teens “Know What U Want”

May 12, 2016

The Baltimore City Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative created the site to give youth access to medically based, teen-friendly information.

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Providing Extra Services to Pregnant Teens in Foster Care Improves Outcomes for Young Families

May 10, 2016

Learn about the kinds of services that help pregnant youth in foster care thrive.

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#NCFYtalk: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Strategies for Runaway, Homeless, and Foster Care Youth

May 9, 2016

Join us May 17 for an hour long Twitter chat to discuss the problem and promising interventions.

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Promoting Work Success for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care

May 5, 2016

Two organizations use different approaches to help youth aging out of foster care find and keep work.

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Online Guide Helps Programs Prevent Teen Pregnancy Among Youth in Foster Care

May 4, 2016

Discover ways to target teen pregnancy prevention for youth in the child welfare system.

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What are the Pros and Cons of Engaging Youth in Narrative Writing?

May 3, 2016

Researchers review the benefits and concerns among young people who have experienced violence or traumatic stress.

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HUD Demonstration Extends Length of Housing Vouchers for Former Foster Youth

May 2, 2016

The new opportunity helps eligible young people receive housing support for up to five years.

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