Topics: Safety

Based on years of work with runaway and homeless youth and the best emerging evidence, the Family and Youth Services Bureau believes that youth in vulnerable situations need to feel safe in order to succeed. By safety, FYSB means that youth are able to live free from violence, abuse, neglect, harassment, stalking, exploitation and fear. This sense of safety is physical, emotional and mental. Youth feel supported and protected from harm in relationships and in social settings.

The Beat
February 14, 2013
Last week, we wrote about the dearth of teen dating violence prevention programs that have been shown to be effective.
Prostitution. Pornography. Survival sex. Commercial sexual exploitation is more than just young people being sexually abused by adults. Perpetrators victimize young people by paying, or promising...
Podcast & Multimedia
May 25, 2012

Photograph of Commissioner Bryan Samuels in front of a U.S. flag.Bryan Samuels, commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, and Andrew Barnett, executive director of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League, talk to NCFY about the need to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in teen pregnancy prevention efforts.

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