Publications: Well Being
Este folleto anima a los jóvenes a hablar claro y ser defensores de sí mismos, incluso si están en la oficina del médico, en la escuela, en el trabajo, o en situaciones comúnes que se podrían enfrentar en la vida.
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This brochure encourages young people to speak up and advocate for themselves, whether at the doctor's office, at school, at work, or in common situations they may face.
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Among NCFY's most popular publications, this guide gives an in-depth introduction to Positive Youth Development, an approach to working with young people that encourages and empowers them. The book includes practical tips, checklists and resources for learning more.
From organizing fundraisers to cleaning up parks, groups of young people in every city and town across the country are engaged in both national and grassroots efforts to enrich their neighborhoods, their schools and their futures.
Though they may not know it, these youth embody a philosophy embraced by many community members and policymakers: Positive Youth Development.
The “Pack What You Need To Succeed” poster is a great reminder of all the intangible things youth need to carry with them every day: Inner Strength, Support, Goals, Vision, Responsibility, Protection, Direction, Education, Patience, and Basic Needs.
This guide is for you if you dream of starting your own nonprofit organization to give young people in your community better opportunities, but don't know where to begin. Or perhaps you're already part of a youth-serving charity and you simply need a few pointers.
Prostitución. Pornografía. Sexo para sobrevivir. La explotación sexual con fines comerciales es más que simplemente personas jóvenes sufriendo abuso sexual a manos de adultos. Los perpetradores convierten a los jóvenes en víctimas cuando pagan, o prometen pagar, dinero, productos o servicios a un joven o a su chulo (“pimp”) a cambio de actos sexuales o entretenimiento.
Prostitution. Pornography. Survival sex. Commercial sexual exploitation is more than just young people being sexually abused by adults. Perpetrators victimize young people by paying, or promising to pay, money, goods or services to a youth—or a pimp—in exchange for sexual acts or entertainment.
Assessment and Screening Tools for Measuring Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Independent Living Skills in Adolescents
Assessment and screening are among the first steps in treating adolescents in at-risk situations, including runaway and homeless youth. When a young person comes to you for help, you need to know: Does the young person suffer from mental health problems? Does he or she abuse drugs or alcohol? How well does the youth make everyday decisions? In order to answer these questions and to continually evaluate program effectiveness, many social services agencies use already existing screening and assessment tools or design their own.