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Human Trafficking Prevention and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Go Hand in Hand for One Miami Grantee

January 30, 2020

The PlanBe_ curriculum is a program of Trinity Church, a funded project of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (APP). This grantee has brought APP programming to Miami and New York schools since 2006. In 2010, Crystal Agnew, the Deputy Director of the organization’s Peacemakers Family Center, noticed a major change take place in their community.

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Get to Know a Grantee: Center for Youth Services

January 22, 2020

The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth & Families (NCHYF) developed the Get to Know a Grantee questionnaire to illustrate the great variety of youth-serving Family and Youth Services Grantees (FYSB) grantees, to share their insights on the work that they do, and to inspire collaboration and the sharing of experiences and ideas.

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New Publication Reveals Judges' Evolving Attitudes on Child Sex Trafficking

January 15, 2020

Runaway and homeless youth (RHY) are at great risk for trafficking, and until relatively recently, sex trafficking victims were considered criminals instead of victims. Before the enactment of the “Safe Harbor Laws,” minors could be arrested, charged with crimes related to their victimization, and punished accordingly.

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The Power of Mentoring

December 2, 2019

By Shayna Scholnick, LICSW
Promotor Pathway Director, Latin American Youth Center, Washington, D.C.

We commemorated National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) this past November. This was a time for all of us in this field to take stock of our work and the approaches we take to help at-risk youth. What evidence supports our programming? Is it meeting the needs of young people who have endured so much, and often lack basic connections with caring adults?

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