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Get to Know a Grantee: Larkin Street Youth Services

June 30, 2020

Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco has been a crucial component of the city’s RHY service system since 1984 and a FYSB grantee for more than 30 years.

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The Powerful Ingredients of the Lived Experience of Young People in Supporting RHY

June 16, 2020

As a collaborative group of youth and young adults, the Youth Catalyst Team is excited to partner with the National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth & Families (NCHYF) and the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) to share our insights on RHY services in a regular posting. We are a group of leaders, ages 16 to 24, who use our knowledge, skills, and personal understanding of systems and services to advance the youth services field.

Trauma-Informed Care for the Full Range of RHY Services

June 10, 2020

Trauma-informed care is increasingly recognized as a best practice for serving young people who have experienced homelessness. Very often young people endure multiple types of physical, psychological, and emotional maltreatment or abuse, resulting in “complex trauma” that researchers have associated with significant mental health problems including depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse. Research indicates that RHY organizations should provide trauma-informed services that thoroughly screen, assess, and serve youth to identify and address trauma.