Deborah Shore, chair of the National Network for Youth and Executive Director of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, is part of a group of 13 people being honored as "Champions of Change" for their work in helping communities combat homelessness.
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.
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.
Sasha Bruce “Blitz Build” Transforms Dilapidated House into Home for Homeless Youths in Southeast D.C.
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.
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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
Please join us this Thursday, March 22, at 2:00 p.m. EST for a webinar to discuss a framework for ending youth homelessness recently released by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH).
What is the Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)?
The Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is a division of the Administration for Children & Families (ACF).
Core programs are:
Runaway and Homeless Youth
Family Violence Prevention & Services
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Check out he new FYSB web site: http://transition.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb
FYSB Full site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/