Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

From the Family Room Blog: An Open Door and a Helping Hand for Homeless Young People
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, turns up the focus on homeless youth.

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Strategies for Discussing Social Determinants of Health in Teen Pregnancy Prevention
A free publication offers tips for starting and shaping community conversations.

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Ask NCFY: How Can I Help Homeless College Students Find Housing During Academic Breaks?
In this new installment of our advice column, we answer a question recently submitted to us via Facebook.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

This February, Educate Yourself on Ways to Prevent and End Teen Dating Violence
Join the Family and Youth Services Bureau and its partners for a number of events scheduled for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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In New Orleans, An Anti-Trafficking Task Force Introduces Best Practices and Partnerships
From engaging community members to creating a streamlined referral process for services, the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force is taking action.

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4 Ways to Promote National Runaway Prevention Month on Social Media
Get creative ideas for using Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness about runaway and homeless youth.

A scene from The Homestretch.

'The Homestretch' Airs April 13
Use this film about youth homelessness to raise awareness in your community and get press coverage.

Photograph of a young man reading a book in a library.

Bright Idea: Five Ways to Help Your Library Become an Ally to Youth
By reaching out to your local branch, particularly to the librarians focused on teens and young adults, you can better prepare library staff to assist homeless young people.


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