National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

adolescent health and sexuality

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Dating-Violence Fact Sheets for Teens
These resources help teens identify and deal with dating violence and abuse.

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Ask NCHYF: Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth
Q: My program needs help working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.  What resources are out there?

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Bright Idea: With Training, Host Homes Offer LGBTQ Youth a Safe Harbor
Program directors from Avenues for Homeless Youth (Minneapolis) and UCAN (Chicago) explain why host homes can be uniquely well-suited living arrangements for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in transition.

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December 1 Is World AIDS Day
There are plenty of free resources available to assist youth workers in boosting awareness and fighting HIV/AIDS.

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Targeting Tribal Teens for HIV Prevention
New resources reaching Tribal youth with culturally appropriate HIV prevention materials.

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Youth Speak Out: Making Youth Health 'A Personal Thing'
Two team members from Jacksonville’s Project S.O.S. program describe how their original play, "Live Like it Counts," has helped convey the benefits of healthy youth lifestyles and sexual abstinence to a larger audience.