"Residential treatment for sexually exploited adolescent girls: Acknowledge, Commit, Transform (ACT)" (abstract), Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 33, No. 11, November 2011.
“Lighthouse Independent Living Program: Predictors of Client Outcomes at Discharge,” Children and Youth Service Review, April 2011.
There’s a hot new deal out there for charities looking to raise money for specific projects. And several youth-serving agencies have been among the first to snap it up.
Folks who work with homeless youth are often stretched thin. Wouldn’t it be great to have one more day to get everything done?
Lo and behold – it’s Leap Year, and we do have an extra day this month! So NCFY asked youth workers, “What would you do with an extra day to help homeless youth?”
Here’s what a few of you told us:
If your youth-serving agency plans to apply for a Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grant (or grants) this spring, it’s not too early to start preparing.
When a young person lives on the streets or in an abusive home, their brain develops differently than if they lived in a stable, safe environment.
Going to a clinic or getting tested for sexually transmitted infections can be scary for young people, especially if they don't know what to expect. To help youth get over the hurdle of fear, a group of youth in New York City has produced several videos that encourage their peers to take care of their sexual health.
Part of a series written by and starring members of Community Healthcare Network's teen health program, the videos could be incorporated into life skills classes or sexual health workshops.
In "The State of Young America: Economic Barriers to the American Dream," the policy organization Demos and the nonprofit Young Invincibles portray the experiences of young Americans struggling to make it.
The report is based on a survey of young adults, ages 18-34. An accompanying data book describes the increasing gap between the wealthy and the poor and compares the economic status of today's young people to that of the previous generation.
The report finds that:
Youth workers know that homeless people are often invisible to their larger communities.
Plans to open a new drop-in center for homeless youth in the picturesque waterside town of Poulsbo, WA, have brought concerns and criticism from some citizens and enthusiastic support from others. We spoke with Dave Frederick, executive director of The Coffee Oasis, the youth-serving group that will operate the center.