NCFY Recommends
February 20, 2013
As the federal government continues to work to end family homelessness, the Administration for Children & Families has made it a priority for early childhood education programs like Head Start to serve homeless children.
February 05, 2013
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, a chance for youth workers to teach young people about healthy relationships and how to protect themselves from physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Research shows that teen dating violence not only affects young people while it's happening.
January 28, 2013
Marijuana is addictive. Adults who are hooked on cigarettes most likely started smoking as teens. Getting drunk or high could lead a teen to have unprotected sex. These are just a few facts about drugs that teens may not know.
January 18, 2013
Are you and your youth taking part in Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service today? We hope so, and we hope you’re able to sustain the momentum you gain today and keep your young people involved in the community throughout the year.
January 17, 2013
The federal government, including the Family and Youth Services Bureau, continues to encourage the use of evidence-based practices in social services programming. If you’re looking for practices and programs to use in your organization, research is a key first step.
January 11, 2013
Just a few years ago, it was hard for youth workers to find information about how best to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth experiencing homelessness. But the number of free resources on working with LGBTQ youth is growing.
January 03, 2013
As we have already shared, a group of federal partners committed to ending homelessness is leading the charge to collect better data on the number of homeless young people living on their own. Youth Count!
January 02, 2013
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, an opportunity to join the White House in raising awareness about these abusive practices.
December 18, 2012
We all get by with a little help from our friends, so why not empower young adults to support their peers diagnosed with a mental illness? That is the thinking behind the Mental Health Campaign for Mental Health Recovery, which seeks to educate 18- to 25-year-olds so they can support friends and classmates struggling with mental illness.
December 13, 2012
As we’ve reported, homeless youth who are living on their own have been eligible since 2009 to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as the FAFSA, as independent students.

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