protective factors

A college student sits thinking in the school library.

How Does School Connectedness Relate to Suicidal Ideation for LGB Adolescents?
Read about a new study finding a link between school connectedness and reduced risk of suicide in LGB adolescents.

A young woman using an app on her phone.

Using Mobile Apps as a Tool for Self-Care
Use a personalized approach to mobile apps as a tool for your self-care practices.

A child gives a card to their father.

Federal Clearinghouse Supports Strong Fathers, Families
Learn about the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, funded by the ACF Office of Family Assistance.

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.

A young woman riding the bus home.

Home Free Program Expands to Serve Trafficking Victims, 21-Year-Olds
More youth are now eligible to receive a free bus ticket and trauma-sensitive support from the National Runaway Safeline, in partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc.

A young woman sits in a dormitory.

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.

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4 Ways to Prevent Violence By Promoting Healthy Relationships During Childhood
See how two organizations in Colorado and Michigan are teaching children about safe, respectful boundaries.

Teenage boy lying on sofa.

What Makes Youth More Likely to Be Involved in Both Peer and Dating Violence?
Researchers investigate a range of risk and protective factors

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.

A young man sits with his head cradled on his knees.

From the National Runaway Safeline: Ahmed’s Story
See how the National Runaway Safeline supported a young man who needed to vent about his experiences at home.

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