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Primary Sources: Bolstering Mental Health Among Young People
Many young people need mental health services, but youth from particular groups may be more likely to experience poor mental health

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Bright Idea: Doulas Support Young Moms
Most youth probably aren’t familiar with the word doula. But some young women have come to know its meaning quite profoundly.

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Bright Idea: Healthy Competition Helps Youth Lose Weight, Gain Confidence
 As a case manager at Adams House, a transitional living program for older adolescent boys in Gastonia, N.C., Ed Smith is always looking for ways to keep residents active. .

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Youth Speak Out: When Disaster Strikes
NCFY interviews a young man who has survived hurricanes, tropical storms and floods in his native Florida.

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Bright Idea: Pack Now In Case Disaster Strikes
 Summer is here—and so are hurricane, tornado and wildfire seasons in many parts of the country. It’s the perfect time to create a disaster plan for your youth program.

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Addressing the Complexities of Family and Relationship Violence
This issue of NCFY Reports looks at how to work with youth who have experienced family and relationship violence .

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Tribal Programs Harness Cultural Strengths to Improve Conditions for Families and Youth
This issue of NCFY Reports highlights a number of initiatives around the country that look to harness cultural strengths of Tribal communities to improve conditions for families and youth.


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