Bright Idea: Five Ways to Help Your Library Become an Ally to Youth
By reaching out to your local branch, particularly to the librarians focused on teens and young adults, you can better prepare library staff to assist homeless young people.
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.
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.
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.
Bright Idea: A Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter Lets Survivors Keep Their Four-Legged Friends
At the domestic violence shelter run by Family Assistance Program in Victorville, CA, there’s a dog run in the yard and waterproof flooring and doggy doors in two of the five rooms.
Voices from the Field: How Mothers With PTSD Raise Trauma-Prone Children
Claude Chemtob studied dozens of traumatized young mothers and found that their experiences made their children more prone to suffer traumas of their own.
Q&A: Peg Dierkers of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The executive director of the nation's first statewide domestic violence relief organization speaks about challenges old and new.
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.