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How Does Gang Involvement Impact Health Outcomes of Homeless Youth?

October 31, 2016

Researchers examined the impact gang involvement has on homeless youth health outcomes, such as exposure to trauma, mental health, sexual behavior, and substance use.

Participants in a point-in-time count.

Recommendations for Counting Homeless Youth and Surveying Their Needs

October 27, 2016

As part of YouthCount! 2.0, researchers examined methods of counting and surveying homeless young people to find out which were most effective.

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Staff with Mentor Roles Enhance Housing Programs for Transition Age Youth

October 26, 2016

Learn how your organization can incorporate mentorship into your youth housing program.

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Shift Your Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign Into High Gear

October 25, 2016

Discover resources for raising awareness about intimate partner violence in your community.

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Grantee Spotlight: Pregnancy Prevention Awareness for Teen Boys

October 20, 2016

Read about how the Iowa Department of Public Health is encouraging boys to make wiser and more responsible decisions by implementing the “Wise Guys Male Responsibility Curriculum.”

Navajo potter Pablita Abeyta with her creations at the 2016 Santa Fe Indian Market

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month 2016

October 19, 2016

Use these Native American Heritage Month resources and programs to educate and enrich the lives of young people.

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Gender Diversity Training: Essential for Assisting Transgender Youth

October 18, 2016

Awareness and acceptance of issues transgender youth face can improve permanency and well-being and keep them off of the streets.

A young woman using the National Runaway Safeline's live chat.

From the National Runaway Safeline: Janet’s Story of Abuse

October 13, 2016

A young woman uses the National Runaway Safeline live chat service to find a way out of a physically and emotionally abusive home environment.

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What Factors Lead Young People to Take Sexual Risks?

October 6, 2016

Researchers study how a young person's history can be used to predict--and prevent--unhealthy sexual behaviors in the future.

A young gender-noncomforming person.

Innovative Crisis Hotlines Serving Transgender Youth

October 5, 2016

Read about two crisis hotlines giving a sense of community and acceptance to transgender individuals.

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College Readiness Programs Lead to Success for San Francisco Homeless Youth

October 4, 2016

Adventure Awaits at Larkin Street Youth Services helps young people accomplish job and college readiness, GEDs, post secondary school enrollment and more.

A group of diverse teens.

Peer Groups Affect Substance Use in Homeless Youth

October 3, 2016

Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 19 homeless youth ages 16 to 21 from three Midwestern cities to discover how homeless youth perceive social norms related to substance use among their peers.

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