National Network for Youth Recommendations for System Enhancements toward Ending Youth Homelessness

The National Network for Youth recommends strategic and targeted actions to support a coordinated effort to engage, serve, and successfully support youth who are unaccompanied and experience runaway and homeless situations. Framed by our successful experiences working with the population and an understanding of the typology of homeless youth presented by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), the recommendations outlined in this paper emerged from a series of meetings involving National Network for Youth runaway and homeless youth service providers in early 2012.
By |September 25, 2012|Network News|0 Comments

WEBINAR—It’s a Data Driven World: Making the Most of the 2013 Youth Homelessness Counts

Thursday, October 4, 2012 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT As part of the requirements for receiving federal funding to address homelessness; every community receiving HUD funding must conduct a bi-annual "point -in- time; count of persons experiencing homelessness. For the first time as part of the new Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing; Act guidelines; unaccompanied youth will be counted in the Point in Time count in every community across the country.
By |September 20, 2012|Network News|0 Comments

Opening Doors—Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness—Amendment 2012

Here is a short version of the work presented at the USICH council meeting in June designed to amend Opening Doors. There is a more detailed document on the youth framework, but it will take a while to get that out. We hope you can help us get this into circulation. We are especially keen on promoting the youth point-in-time count and the intervention model.
By |September 12, 2012|Network News|0 Comments

Experts Address the Legal Problems Surrounding Homeless Youth Services

Experts Address the Legal Problems Surrounding Homeless Youth Services September 10, 2012 by James Swift “We believe we can think through and urge a system that keeps young people safe,” said Deborah Shore, founder and executive director of Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY), at last week’s Alone without a Home: A State-by-State Review of Laws Affecting Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Webinar.
By |September 10, 2012|Network News|0 Comments

National Network Makes Recommendations to USICH

In April the National Network made recommendations to USICH for system enhancements to help end youth homelessness. Click below to see our recommendations.
By |August 5, 2012|Network News|0 Comments

National Network Announces New Public Policy Position

This is a job description for a full-time position. The Board will work with the PPD to receive the necessary supports to set priorities for policy, growth and sustainability. The Public Policy Director is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its vision, mission, goals/guiding principles and financial objectives in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
By |August 5, 2012|Network News|0 Comments

National Network Joins CWLA and other Experts in Issuing Recommended Practices for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

NEW YORK (June 7, 2012) — The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and a coalition of child welfare advocates and experts have joined to issue “Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings.” The Recommended Practices offer guidance to state and local child welfare agencies to ensure safe, appropriate care in the best interests of LGBTQ children in the child welfare system.
By |June 7, 2012|Network News|0 Comments

National Network Awards Lifetime Achievement Award to Sue Krahe of Our Family Services in Tucson

WASHINGTON, DC (May 30, 2012) — The National Network for Youth announced that it has awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to Sue Krahe, Executive Director of Our Family Services in Tucson, AZ. The award is given to a member of the field serving runaway and homeless youth, recognizing his/her lifetime commitment and contribution to the field of youth work.
By |May 30, 2012|Member News, Network News|0 Comments

Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Home Funding Available Now

The Family and Youth Services Bureau is soliciting grant applications for the Transitional Living Program and the Maternity Group Homes program. The Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes fund community-based programs that address the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. Both programs aim to increase young people's safety, well-being and self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with caring adults.
By |May 14, 2012|Network News|0 Comments

New Report—What Are We Doing to Girls: The Early Sexualization Phenomenon and How Communities are Responding

The report details the many factors at play in the early sexualization phenomenon: the trend toward early puberty, environmental contamination and its potential impact on girls, socioeconomic inequality and suboptimal family dynamics. The report also focuses on what (if anything) should be done about early sexualization, what programs and approaches are already underway, and whether those interventions are ultimately effective
By |March 26, 2012|Network News|0 Comments