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Sex Trafficking and Sexual Abuse -- How Similar Are Their Effects on Young Victims?
To find out, researchers analyzed data collected from 215 young people when they received help from trauma centers belonging to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Two young people cuddle a dog.

Primary Sources: Owning Pets Has Pros and Cons for Homeless Youth
Researchers surveyed homeless youth in LA to learn how having pets affected their lives.

A young woman holds a no bullying sign

Primary Sources: Cyber-Bullying Happens Less Often Than In-Person Bullying
But the two are related, say researchers who analyzed dozens of studies on both.

A young woman stands in front of a newly painted mural.

Primary Sources: How Social Connections Benefit Homeless Youth
A new study finds a clear relationship between a homeless young person's "social connectedness," self-esteem and resiliency.

Erika Petrelli

NCFY Voices: Remembering to 'Just Be'
Listen to Erika Petrelli talk about how youth workers can stay grounded and grateful in the face of burnout.

A young woman looks over her shoulder at other young women

Primary Sources: Is There More Than One Kind of Bullying?
A new study finds that the severity of peer violence and how long it takes place makes a difference in young people's response to it.

A father and son having a chat.

From The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: 'The Intervention eBook: What to Do if Your Child Is Drinking or Using Drugs'
In honor of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, we highlight an accessible guide to intervening when a young person has trouble with drugs or alcohol.

A cell phone displays the KnowBullying app.

SAMHSA's KnowBullying App Provides Bullying Prevention Advice at Your Fingertips
A free smartphone app created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration aims to prevent bullying and build resilience in children.

A student shaking a school counselor's hand.

Primary Sources: Researchers Propose Key Role for Schools in Meeting Mental Health Needs of Homeless Students
Young people who experience homelessness are at high risk for mental health problems.

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