News: Issue Brief
August 3, 2020
There is a lot of COVID information out there; in this brief, we provide practical guidance and links to federal information with the best and most up-to-date information.
July 16, 2020
Runaway and homeless youth are among the most vulnerable to human trafficking. This issue brief details the extent of the problem and action steps youth-serving organizations can take for a positive path forward.
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.
October 21, 2019
Homelessness is not just a problem in large cities. In fact, rural youth are as likely to experience homelessness as their counterparts in urban areas. Combined with greater distances to reach social services and less infrastructure than in urban areas, young people experiencing homelessness in rural areas face unique challenges.