Topics: Well-being

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 a sense of well-being in order to succeed. By well-being, FYSB means that youth enjoy general good health and have access to treatment and care when they need it. Beyond physical health, they have satisfactory life circumstances such as stable living arrangements, enriching educational experiences, job satisfaction, mental health stability and social connectedness.

From organizing fundraisers to cleaning up parks, groups of young people in every city and town across the country are engaged in both national and grassroots efforts to enrich their neighborhoods...
Podcasts & Multimedia
January 22, 2013

Photograph of Dr. Carl Lejuez.Dr. Carl Lejuez of the University of Maryland has spent years researching why and when people take risks. He talks with NCFY about the balloon-popping video game he uses to study risk taking, and about the implications of his findings for traumatized youth.

Time: 11:33 | Size: 10.5 MB | Transcript

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