books

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NCFY Reads: Paul Tough's "How Children Succeed"
Many adults believe young people will succeed in life if they test well and get good grades. In “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character,” Paul Tough challenges that assumption.

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NCFY Reads: 'Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy'
The father of a young man who descended into addiction and homelessness looks for answers in the research behind addiction and the evidence-based approaches that are emerging.

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NCFY Reads: 'Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others'
A self-help book for social service workers advises them on how to care for themselves while aiding people who have experienced violence and trauma.

Photograph of a sad looking young boy.

NCFY Reads: 'The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories From a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook'
A child psychiatrist shares his experiences with memorable young clients to explain how childhood trauma can impact brain development.

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NCFY Reads: 'The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox'
A family services professional and consultant for one of the nation’s leading charity evaluators gives nonprofit staff the tools to measure their organization's performance and get to meaningful results for the people they serve.

Photograph of a young person wearing a hoodie.

NCFY Reads: Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley's 'Almost Home'
The president of an international organization for homeless youth teams up with a New York Times reporter to tell the stories of six young people. For anyone wondering how we can end youth homelessness, this book makes a good start.

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NCFY Reads: Rachel Lloyd's 'Girls Like Us'
In her memoir, a well-known advocate exposes the horrors of sex trafficking, and tells us what it will take to create a society that values and protects girls. We tell you why we think the book is a good read for youth workers.

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