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Permanent Connections

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Bright Idea: Functional Family Therapy Helps Young People and Their Kin to Cope and Change
Functional Family Therapy is an evidence-based program that works with youth and their families to make changes together and improve their relationships.

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Learn How to Use Social Media in Your Work With Youth and Families
The Child Welfare Information Gateway's new "Using Social Media in Child Welfare" section offers tips for social workers, youth and foster parents.

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Family and Youth Services Bureau-funded Project Paves the Way for Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth
A team from the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Center for the Study of Social Policy and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation aims to help programs provide safe, affirming services.

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Primary Sources: LGBTQ Youth at Higher Risk for Dating Violence, More Likely to Seek Help
A recent study from the Urban Institute explores dating violence and abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens.

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NCFY Voices: How To Keep LGBTQ Youth From Becoming Homeless
Jama Shelton, director of the Forty to None Project, talks about her organization's work to reduce the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender runaway youth.

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Want to Start a Youth Program? Get Going Today With Our All-New Guide
We’re excited to unveil a new, interactive version of our “Guide to Starting a Youth Program.” It’s the only resource of its kind specifically developed for people (both adults and teens) who want to work with youth and help improve their well-being—and their futures.

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Q&A: Jessica Nunan of Caminar Latino on Listening to and Empowering Youth Affected by Domestic Violence
Jessica Nunan discusses her counseling work with young people who have witnessed domestic violence, and the specific needs of that population.

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Voices from the Field: Fighting Trauma With the Whole Community
Dr. Michael de Arellano talks about his "community-based" approach to trauma-informed care, which can be especially helpful with minority populations.

Anthony Ross at his graduation.

Youth Speak Out: The Value of Permanent Connections
Anthony Ross was homeless at age 13, and now he's headed to law school. He credits a youth worker at Sasha Bruce House for helping him see his own potential.

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Primary Sources: Adapting and Evaluating Family Group Decision Making in Tribal Communities
The article outlines the challenges and successes associated with the implementation and evaluation of the evidence-based model Family Group Decision Making for Native American communities.

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