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A young woman stands on a balcony looking forward.

What Former Transitional Living Program Participants Suggest for Improving These Programs
Read about how a case manager-turned-researcher and two former transitional living program (TLP) participants put TLP research into practice.

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.

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What are the Pros and Cons of Engaging Youth in Narrative Writing?
Researchers review the benefits and concerns among young people who have experienced violence or traumatic stress.

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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From the National Runaway Safeline: Tiana's Story
Read how the hotline helped a young woman make a plan to get the support she needed at home.

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Do Common Beliefs About LGBT Homeless Youth Reflect Reality?
Two researchers review the literature to compare findings against "common wisdom" in the field.

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What Type of Messages Motivate Homeless Youth to Meet Their Health Needs?
Researchers find that youth often don't trust health-based media campaigns and services.

Ecomap displays government and community resources the participant and his or her family use, including informal and formal organizations

Q&A: Ryan Shanahan of VERA Institute on 'Ecomapping'
One way to draw on young people's strengths and supports is to literally draw them.

A smiling teen girl.

SPARCS Intervention Helps Youth Cope in the Here and Now
Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress takes a broad approach to dealing with trauma.

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