Publications

Publications

Cover page of Putting Positive Youth Development into Practice

Putting Positive Youth Development Into Practice

Among NCFY's most popular publications, this guide gives an in-depth introduction to Positive Youth Development, an approach to working with young people that encourages and empowers them. The book includes practical tips, checklists and resources for learning more.

Cover page of Speak Up.

Speak Up! Using What You've Got to Get What You Want

This brochure encourages young people to speak up and advocate for themselves, whether at the doctor's office, at school, at work, or in common situations they may face.

View the multimedia version of Speak Up!

Cover page of Ready for Anything.

Ready for Anything: A Disaster Planning Manual for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs

Across the country, thousands each year are affected by large-scale disasters, from wildfires to floods to hurricanes. Disasters can also occur on a smaller scale, caused by everyday events such as power outages, kitchen fires, or burst water mains.

Cover page of Keep In Touch

Keep in Touch: Young People Offer Advice on Staying Connected and Living Independently

Give this pocket-sized brochure to young people graduating from or leaving transitional and independent living programs. Youth workers can add their contact information to the detachable postcard in the back. 

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