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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.

If It's Spring, It Must be Grant Season

March 18, 2019

At NCHYF, we’ve been busy updating our Funding Opportunities page with information about new federal grants. We’re pleased to share several recent funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) from agencies such as SAMHSA, Department of Justice, and the National Institutes of Health.

Get to Know a Grantee: Project Oz

January 28, 2019

This month, we feature Project Oz in Bloomington, IL. In addition to their BCP, MGH, TLP, and SOP grants from FYSB, Project Oz has a special TLP grant to help them implement housing for survivors of human trafficking. In commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Lisa Thompson, Project Oz Executive Director, discusses the overlap between runaway and homeless youth and trafficking-survivor services.

Issue Brief: Facts and Figures About Runaway and Homeless Youth

November 5, 2018

Causes of running away and homelessness among young people are many and varied, as are potential consequences. This issue brief provides some of the facts and figures related to runaway and homeless youth in the U.S.

Calendar

March 3-6 Georgia Southern University presents the National Youth-At-Risk Conference in Savannah, GA

March 5 at 1:30 p.m. ET. Third Sector webinar: Digging into the SIPPRA NOFA: Next Steps for Governments that May Not Meet All Requirements

March 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET. National Center for Homeless Education webinar: Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

March 12 at 1:00 p.m. ET. OJJDP National Training & Technical Assistance Center webinar: Spotlight on Family Engagement in Youth Reentry

March 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET. National Center for Homeless Education webinar: Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services

March 17-20 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges hosts the 2019 National Conference on Juvenile Justice in Las Vegas, NV.

March 18-19 National Network for Youth hosts the 2019 National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington, DC

March 20-21 Freedom Network USA presents Grounding & Growing: Tools for a Powerful Anti-Trafficking Movement in Alexandria, VA 

March 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Coalition for Juvenile Justice webinar: Status Offenses and Valid Court Orders

March 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Youth Collaboratory webinar: Street Outreach: Developing a Competitive Application

March 26 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Youth Collaboratory webinar: Transitional Living/Maternity Group Home: Developing a Competitive Application

March 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Youth Collaboratory webinar: Basic Center: Developing a Competitive Application

March 28 at 2:00 p.m. ET. National Center for Homeless Education webinar: McKinney-Vento 101: Understanding the Rights of Students Experiencing Homelessness