Tools & Training: Publications


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Across the country, thousands each year are affected by large-scale disasters, from wildfires to floods to hurricanes. Disasters can also occur on a smaller scale, caused by everyday events such as power outages, kitchen fires, or burst water mains.


While most disasters are impossible to predict, you can plan for them and reduce disruptions in your services to youth and families.


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This pocket-sized brochure is intended for young people graduating from or leaving transitional and independent living programs. It features the stories of three young people who offer advice about becoming independent, realizing dreams, getting help and staying in touch. Youth workers can add their contact information to the detachable postcard in the back. 

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Este folleto brinda consejos para jóvenes que están graduando o egresando de programas de vivienda transitoria y programas de vivienda independiente. Incluye las historias de tres jóvenes que ofrecen consejos sobre hacerse independiente, realizar sueños, solicitar ayuda y mantenerse en contacto. Los que trabajan con jóvenes pueden añadir sus datos de contacto a la tarjeta postal desmontable al final de la publicación.

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This brochure encourages young people to speak up and advocate for themselves, whether at the doctor's office, at school, at work, or in common situations they may face.

View the multimedia version of Speak Up!

Haga clíc aquí para leer esta publicación en español.


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Este folleto anima a los jóvenes a hablar claro y ser defensores de sí mismos, incluso si están en la oficina del médico, en la escuela, en el trabajo, o en situaciones comúnes que se podrían enfrentar en la vida.

Click here for the English version.

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Among NCFY's most popular publications, this guide gives an in-depth introduction to Positive Youth Development, an approach to working with young people that encourages and empowers them. The book includes practical tips, checklists and resources for learning more.

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