National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Runaway and Homeless Youth

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Street Outreach Video Series
SAMHSA launches a video series as a training tool for street outreach workers.

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Using Ice Breakers
New small-group activities to make your program stronger.

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New Tool for Working with Undocumented Homeless Youth
A new publication helps youth workers and educators better serve undocumented homeless youth.

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Bright Idea: With Training, Host Homes Offer LGBTQ Youth a Safe Harbor
Program directors from Avenues for Homeless Youth (Minneapolis) and UCAN (Chicago) explain why host homes can be uniquely well-suited living arrangements for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in transition.

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FYSB Announces Art Contest for Youth Programs
Want FYSB to help you showcase the creativity of your youth and making your program brighter?  Enter FYSB's Art Contest for Youth Programs!

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Making Homeless Youth Count
A new tool provides step-by-step suggestions for including youth in point-in-time homeless counts.

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Youth Speak Out: 'Sometimes You Have to Hit Rock Bottom'
A former runaway and her father discuss her struggles with drug use and childhood abuse and the relationships that helped them both recover.

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Voices From the Field: Maureen Blaha
The executive director of the National Runaway Safeline answers our questions about "Why They Run: An In-depth Look at America’s Runaway Youth."

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Aftercare: Staying in Touch With Youth After They Have Left the System
In this publication, we take a look at how Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs continue to serve young clients after they leave the system and provides tips on facilitating successful transitions to adult independent living.

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