transitioning youth

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. 
A number of studies have shown the challenges that youth in foster care have in establishing healthy romantic relationships. Experiencing abuse and neglect can hinder their ability to connect with others. Youth in foster care also lack role models to give them a picture of what healthy interactions look like.
Violence and stress are an alarming fact of life for many homeless youth. To reduce the effects of those traumatic experiences, some youth-serving organizations have turned to mind-body practices that may help young people control disturbing emotions and behavior and lessen their anxiety and depression.
"Substance Use, Self-Esteem, and Self-Efficacy Among Homeless and Runaway Youth in New Orleans." Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal (abstract), Vol. 29, No. 2 (2012).
“Lighthouse Independent Living Program: Predictors of Client Outcomes at Discharge,” Children and Youth Service Review, April 2011.
Q: Our transitional living program is, for the first time, planning to house youth in their own apartments around our city. What can we do to make sure our youth are good tenants and don't have issues with their landlords?
It’s a common dilemma for young people looking for a first job: How to land a position when they’ve got no employment experience. Three runaway and homeless youth programs in Washington, DC, are solving the problem by hiring young people to work on their street outreach teams.
Published by, "When You're 18" contains information to help young adults understand what it means to be legally in charge of their health care and how to stay healthy as they grow into adulthood. The 17-page guide includes quizzes on being an adult with special health care needs, life as an adult, talking with doctors, plus additional web resources on college and...
  Two new (free!) posters are now available from NCFY. Both posters were created for youth with lots of input from young people living in transitional housing.   “Build Your Future Step By Step” sends the important message that creating positive outcomes takes time and perseverance. Order this poster.      
The “Build Your Future Step By Step” poster sends the important message that creating positive outcomes takes time and perseverance.
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