Permanent Connections

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National Runaway Prevention Month 2015: Preventing and Responding to Youth Homelessness
Learn about interventions that strengthen families and young people's ability to be self-sufficient.

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Does the Home Free Program Affect Family Dynamics, Communication?
Researchers talk to 107 parents and guardians whose children used the service offered by the FYSB-supported National Runaway Safeline.

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5 Ways to Help Rural Youth Get and Keep Housing
Learn how unaccompanied and homeless rural youth can find housing.

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Q&A: Helping Traumatized Moms Become More Secure in Themselves
Research shows that women can form healthy attachment with their children by starting to work on unresolved trauma.

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New Tip Sheet on Sharing Data About Youth Experiencing Homelessness
The U.S. Department of Education offers communities tips on how to improve services to homeless youth by sharing data among educational and social service agencies.

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What Are You Doing for Father’s Day?
We share resources for youth- and family-serving organizations that want to celebrate and empower dads this month.

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How Hosting Cozy Chats Can Help Your Nonprofit Build Relationships and Raise Money
A five-step primer from Seattle's Building Changes, a nonprofit that works to prevent and end homelessness.

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Take Inventory of Family Engagement With the Children's Bureau's Tool
Learn about engaging families in your work with young people, whether you're in child welfare, juvenile justice, education, or behavioral health.

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Colleges Support Homeless Students by Designating One Point of Contact
Learn about the new model some states are adapting to support unaccompanied youth as they enter and advance through college.

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4 Tips for Working With Interpreters
Having access to culturally competent interpreters who understand the context of social services is incredibly important when working with youth and families from linguistic minorities.


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