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Hepatitis A: Vigilance Needed for a Growing Problem

April 8, 2019

CDC is reporting widespread outbreaks of hepatitis A. Because people experiencing homelessness are at increased risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis A virus, it is now recommended that all persons aged 1 year and older experiencing homelessness receive the hepatitis A vaccine. Read more about hepatitis A and how to prevent it.

Partner Highlight: OTIP Takes Comprehensive Approach to Combat Human Trafficking

April 1, 2019

The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families (NCHYF) spoke to Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) Director Katherine Chon about the overlap between homelessness and human trafficking, OTIP resources available, and how professionals serving these communities can work together to help all young people.

Runaway and Homeless Youth, Mental Health, and Trauma-Informed Care

March 26, 2019

Whether it’s abuse, the consequences of living in poverty, a lack of empathy and support for their self-identity, or some combination of the three, runaway and homeless youth (RHY) often experience significant challenges to their happiness and well-being. Trauma-informed care can help RHY rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

Facts and Figures About Runaway and Homeless Youth

March 25, 2019

As we post our third Issue Brief in an ongoing series — Runaway and Homeless Youth, Mental Health, and Trauma-Informed Care — we are re-posting our first one on the causes and consequences of running away and homelessness among young people. This issue brief provides some of the facts and figures related to runaway and homeless youth in the U.S.


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April 1-30 National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1 - New Hampshire Children’s Trust presents 8th Annual Strengthening Families Summit called Hope Starts Here: The Prevention Connection in Concord, NH

April 3 at 2:00 p.m. ET. DOJ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) webinar: OJJDP FY 19 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

April 3-6 - School Social Work Association of America hosts 2019 National School Social Work Conference: Transforming Schools: Transforming the World in Orlando, FL

April 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta webinar: The Fundamentals of Child Sex Trafficking

April 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness webinar: Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: Strategies for Success

April 9-13 - Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) 2019 Conference: Advancing Excellence in Practice and Policy: Meeting the Challenge of the Family First Prevention Services Act in Washington, DC

April 15 – National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical Center webinar: Improving Youth Interactions through Fair and Impartial Justice in Appleton, WI.

April 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET. National Network for Youth webinar: Youth Partnerships TTA Support from NN4Y

April 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET. National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) webinar: Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Students Experiencing Homelessness

April 18 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) webinar: Sight and Sound Separation and Adult Jail Removal

April 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET. National Network for Youth webinar: America's Awareness of Youth Homelessness 

April 23-25 – Ready By 21 National Meeting in Seattle, WA

April 23-27 – National Association of Black Social Workers 51st Annual Conference: Honoring Our Legacy: Constructing Social Policy that Shapes Our Future in Atlanta, GA

April 24-26 - 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN): Strong and Thriving Families in Washington, DC

April 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET. National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) webinar: Understanding Doubled Up

April 26 at 12:00 p.m. ET.  American Youth Policy Forum hosts College Promise: Supporting Students in College Access and Success in Washington, DC