January 2013

NCFY Recommends: Human Trafficking Prevention Roundup

Photograph of an adolescent girl with her back against a brick wall.January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, an opportunity to join the White House in raising awareness about these abusive practices.

NCFY Recommends: Webinar Series For Communities Counting Homeless Young People

Photograph of diverse raised hands.As we have already shared, a group of federal partners committed to ending homelessness is leading the charge to collect better data on the number of homeless young people living on their own. Youth Count!

Ask NCFY: How Can Youth Workers Address Suicidal Posts Online?

Photograph of a woman looking at a laptop computer.Q: At my youth-serving program, we stay in touch with youth over Facebook and Twitter. What should we do if we come across a suicidal posting on a client’s Facebook page or Twitter feed?

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended

Family and Youth Services BureauDo you have expertise in teen pregnancy prevention? Show it off at the Second Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Conference sponsored by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. The call for abstracts deadline has been extended to this Friday, January 11, 2013.

Bright Idea: The CARE Model Is Looking for Collaborators

CARE: Children and Residential Experiences, Image shows an adult hand reaching down to take a child's hand.The Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia, SC, has housed at-risk youth since 1895. The home’s long history, and the traditions that go along with it, are a point of pride.

NCFY Recommends: Promising Practices for Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Photograph of a smiling young woman.Just a few years ago, it was hard for youth workers to find information about how best to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth experiencing homelessness. But the number of free resources on working with LGBTQ youth is growing.

Q&A: What Can Be Done to Teach Healthy Relationship Skills to Foster Youth?

Photograph of two young people holding hands.A number of studies have shown the challenges that youth in foster care have in establishing healthy romantic relationships. Experiencing abuse and neglect can hinder their ability to connect with others. Youth in foster care also lack role models to give them a picture of what healthy interactions look like.

National Runaway Switchboard Changes Name to National Runaway Safeline

Image showing the old NRS logo changing to National Runaway SafelineAs of January 15, 2013, the National Runaway Switchboard begins doing business as the National Runaway Safeline.

Bright Idea: Restaurant Apprenticeship Programs Cook Up Pride and Employment for Youth

Photograph of a chef instructing an apprentice chef.As executive director of Worth Our Weight, a nonprofit culinary arts apprenticeship program in Santa Rosa, CA, Evelyn Cheatham has taught over 100 at-risk young people the skills to cook and manage a restaurant.

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