Get to Know a Grantee: Center for Youth Services

January 22, 2020

On the occasion of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, NCHYF spoke with Valerie Douglas, Director of Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs at the Center for Youth Services (CYS) in Rochester, New York. A FYSB Runaway and Homeless Youth program grantee for more than 20 years, CYS operates the Safe Harbour program, which provides services and advocacy for youth survivors of human trafficking and youth at risk of being trafficked.

New Publication Reveals Judges' Evolving Attitudes on Child Sex Trafficking

January 15, 2020

A new publication from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) documents an evolution taking place in the juvenile justice system — from considering trafficking victims to be criminals to understanding that they are victims in need of trauma-informed care and services.

The Power of Mentoring

December 2, 2019

National Runaway Prevention Month is 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. The Latin American Youth Center in Washington, D.C., emphasizes mentoring as a way to connect with young people and show them their potential.

New Resources from HRSA

November 26, 2019

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) developed two new brochures to alert women and their families and friends to the symptoms and seriousness of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy, and how to get treatment. Also available are resources to help community health workers learn more about prevention and early identification of fetal exposure to alcohol and other drugs.