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Free Conversation Toolkit Helps Young People Stay Safe
Learn how to discuss sensitive topics like cybersafety, healthy relationships, and bullying with young people.

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Free Tool Assesses LGBTQ Inclusiveness in Homeless Youth-Serving Agencies
A True Colors Fund tool helps agencies assess how welcoming and safe their services are for LGBTQ youth.

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National Runaway Prevention Month: LGBTQ Youth
Learn how you can help prevent LGBTQ youth victimization and homelessness.

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Gender Diversity Training: Essential for Assisting Transgender Youth
Awareness and acceptance of issues transgender youth face can improve permanency and well-being and keep them off of the streets.

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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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Innovative Crisis Hotlines Serving Transgender Youth
Read about two crisis hotlines giving a sense of community and acceptance to transgender individuals.

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How Does School Connectedness Relate to Suicidal Ideation for LGB Adolescents?
Read about a new study finding a link between school connectedness and reduced risk of suicide in LGB adolescents.

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Is Our Educational System Criminalizing LGBTQ Students?
Learn how disproportionate discipline in schools is moving LGBTQ young people from the educational system to the prison pipeline.

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5 Things Transgender Youth Need
Much of the literature about how to best serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth lumps them all together. Although these youth face similar struggles and challenges, transgender (or gender non-conforming) youth require special services to ensure they feel safe and included. Learn more about best practices to specifically serve transgender youth.

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NCFY Reports: Serving Transgender Youth
Young people who identify as transgender experience high rates of family and community rejection. That, compounded with growing up in a world that typically sees people as male or female, means that transgender youth arrive at youth-serving agencies with substantial trauma histories. In addition to providing a welcoming and safe environment, it’s important that staff understand the experiences of transgender youth and their unique service needs.

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