Safety

Webinar on Preparing for Back to School in Unusual Times

Preparing for Back to School in Unusual Times – Highlights from the Webinar
Going back to school looks very different in 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, school systems are having to choose among in-person virtual, or hybrid approaches to beginning the 2020-21 school year. On July 23, 2020, NCHYF hosted a live panel discussion to explore how RHY grantees, youth-serving organizations, and education professionals can work together to ensure youth experiencing homelessness get the help and services they need.

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COVID-19 Guidance for Youth Homelessness Service Providers
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.

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Get to Know a Grantee: Center for Youth Services
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.

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Youth Homelessness and Trafficking: A Conversation with NRS’s Susan Frankel
Runaway and homeless youth remain vulnerable to labor and sex trafficking for a variety of reasons. On the occasion of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, NCHYF spoke with National Runaway Safeline CEO Susan Frankel about factors contributing to this dangerous overlap—and what can be done about it.

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Dispose of Old Prescriptions on April 27, National Take Back Day
Check your medicine cabinets, clean out those old prescriptions — National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is coming up!

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Hepatitis A: Vigilance Needed for a Growing Problem
CDC is reporting widespread outbreaks of hepatitis A. Because people experiencing homelessness are at increased risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis A virus, it is now recommended that all persons aged 1 year and older experiencing homelessness receive the hepatitis A vaccine. Read more about hepatitis A and how to prevent it.

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Partner Highlight: OTIP Takes Comprehensive Approach to Combat Human Trafficking
The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families (NCHYF) spoke to Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) Director Katherine Chon about the overlap between homelessness and human trafficking, OTIP resources available, and how professionals serving these communities can work together to help all young people.

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Facts and Figures About Runaway and Homeless Youth
As we post our third Issue Brief in an ongoing series — Runaway and Homeless Youth, Mental Health, and Trauma-Informed Care — we are re-posting our first one on the causes and consequences of running away and homelessness among young people. This issue brief provides some of the facts and figures related to runaway and homeless youth in the U.S.

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New Report Provides a Snapshot of Youth in Crisis
The Crisis Contacts Report from the National Runaway Safeline and FYSB is a compelling look at youth homelessness. In 2016, the Safeline responded to almost 30,000 requests for help and information.