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Gender Diversity Training: Essential for Assisting Transgender Youth
Awareness and acceptance of issues transgender youth face can improve permanency and well-being and keep them off of the streets.

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Do Past Experiences Shape Sexual Behavior in Young Women with Foster Care Histories?
Researchers analyze links between young women's experiences of childhood maltreatment and foster care history, and later sexual risk-taking behaviors.

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Tips for Working With Youth Who Have Had Contact With Multiple Systems
Learn strategies for helping youth who have had contact with multiple systems thrive.

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The Role of Childhood Abuse on Street Victimization and Housing Instability
Researchers investigate whether and how growing up with multiple caretakers and experiencing different types of abuse affect youth’s housing stability and victimization while homeless.

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Q&A: Serving Homeless Youth Who Run Away from Foster Care
Learn how to partner with your local child welfare agency to provide services for runaway foster youth.

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GAO Report: Homeless Youth Face Challenges Accessing Financial Aid
The nonpartisan agency that conducts research for Congress offers six recommendations for executive action.

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Toolkit Helps Youth Craft Transition Plans for Exiting Foster Care
The online resource is a collaboration between the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Labor.

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#NCFYtalk Recap: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Strategies for Runaway, Homeless, and Foster Care Youth
Here are some of the highlights of the Twitter chat we co-hosted with the Children’s Bureau’s Child Welfare Information Gateway.

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What is Being Done to Prevent Youth in Foster Care From Running Away?
Researchers reveal an individualized approach for motivating youth to stay in their foster care placements.

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Demonstration Project Supports Transitional Living Programs Working with LGBTQ Youth, Young Adults Who Left Foster Care After Age 18
The newly announced demonstration project will provide approximately eight awards of up to $625,000 each.

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