Runaway and Homeless Youth

“Restoring Healthy Developmental Trajectories for Sexually Exploited Young Runaway Girls: Fostering Protective Factors and Reducing Risk Behaviors” (abstract). Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 46, Issue 2 (February 2012).
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month—a time to get ready for disasters.
Over the summer, we followed Craig, a young man working as an intern at Sea Haven Youth Services in North Myrtle Beach, SC. As his experience wound down, we spoke to his supervisor, Melissa McGrath, about ways youth workers can reinforce the lessons learned during the internship in order to help youth prepare for the next step in their careers.
NCFY's newest Youth Speak Out podcast features Gina Odom, a youth leader from rural Colorado who has represented her program at national and state conferences.
Gina Odom is a youth leader who has represented the Rural Colorado Collaborative at state meetings and national conferences. She explains what it takes to be a successful youth advocate, and how adults can help youth get there. Time: 4:00 | Size: 3.7 MB | Transcript
The anti-homelessness nonprofit Give US Your Poor and scholarship provider the Horatio Alger Association invite homeless, formerly homeless and at-risk students to apply for college scholarships. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $20,000. National scholarships are awarded at $20,000. Additional scholarships for students from specific states are also available. To apply, students must:
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is accepting applications from programs that address the basic needs of individuals and families, including food, shelter and social services.
Young people who show up at the doors of youth-serving agencies face a host of problems. They often need housing, medical and mental health care, help staying in school—all issues that can have a legal component. Which means that sometimes, the best ally a youth worker could have in untangling thorny issues for their clients is a lawyer. Even better, a pro-bono lawyer.
"Taking the Youth Perspective: Assessment of Program Characteristics That Promote Positive Development in Homeless and At-risk Youth" (abstract). Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 32, No. 10 (October, 2010).
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month—a time to get ready for disasters.
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