Relationship Violence and Sexual Exploitation

The CDC will fund projects that prevent sexual violence by implementing primary prevention strategies designed to change individual, relationship and community-level risk and protective factors. See full funding opportunity announcement. 
The young man was one of the most challenging clients Michelle Hall had ever encountered. He fought with staff and seemed deeply unhappy. What turned him around and helped him recover from trauma were video games.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will fund an organization to run the Defending Childhood Resource Center. The center will provide education, training and technical assistance for state, local, Tribal and private organizations that serve children and youth who are exposed to or are at-risk for exposure to violence in their homes, schools and communities. See full...
In a new issue of The Exchange, NCFY's quarterly periodical for youth workers, we focus on ways to improve safety for runaway and homeless youth. First, we look at runaway prevention practices, meant to keep youth off the street and in their homes whenever possible.
Meeting Survivors' Needs Through Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services & Supports: Results of a Multi-State Study, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 2011.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are working together to test the ways runaway and homeless youth progra
Mary Schmidbauer directs Second Chance, a Toledo, OH, program that works with trafficked women and girls. In her interactions with young people, she uses a model she calls R.A.E., or Respect, Affirm, Empower: Respect where they come from, what they’ve been through, where they’re at.
The girls sit on the floor and on the sofa. They listen and share. Sometimes, it’s hard to talk. But in this space, no one is judged.
NCFY's latest podcast features Sandy Skelaney, who directs Project GOLD, a Miami program that reaches out to young female victims of sex trafficking. Skelaney spoke with NCFY about the specific dangers that victims of sex trafficking face, and the steps she and her colleagues take to assist them. Listen to the podcast and read the transcript.
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