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Creating Opportunities for Youth in Crisis Through Art Studio Programs
Learn how arts exploration benefits young people in a runaway and homeless youth program, and functions as an art studio for the community.

ACYF Commissioner Rafael López

Rafael López: Working together to ensure the well-being of America's youth
Commissioner Rafael López discusses recent developments in the Administration on Children, Youth and Families.

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How Does a Strong Advocate-Survivor Alliance Help Survivors of Domestic Violence?
Researchers explore what specific aspects of the relationship between survivors of domestic violence and their advocates might contribute to survivor well-being.

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New Online Training: "Trauma-Informed Care"
Discover a free interactive course designed to introduce family and youth workers to trauma and its impact.

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Finding Help and Hope for Youth During Mental Health Awareness Month
Connect to four resources that help agencies support youth mental health year-round.

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Providing Extra Services to Pregnant Teens in Foster Care Improves Outcomes for Young Families
Learn about the kinds of services that help pregnant youth in foster care thrive.

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Implementing Mental Health Screenings for Children and Youth in Family Shelters
A shelter-based pilot program in Jacksonville, Florida, explores the possibility of connecting homeless children and youth to mental health services.

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Toolkit for Service Providers Sheds Light on Youth Trauma, Resilience
“Trauma & Resilience: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit” is the last in a six-part series addressing the intersection of health and violence.

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More Resources to Identify and Provide Assistance to Youth Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
We share two more tools to help you identify, understand, and serve victims and survivors.

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Can an Adapted Group Therapy Model Help Female Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation?
An intervention originally designed for female prisoners shows promise for treating survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking, a recent study finds.

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