Runaway & Homeless Youth

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New Resource: The Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Family Shelters

Tool is designed to help shelters create environments that are safe and developmentally appropriate for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Small photo of Maureen Blaha.

National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth Helps Young People Get Out of Crises Every Day

National Runaway Safeline executive director encourages everyone to reach out to youth.

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Performance Partnership Pilot: New Program Launches to Improve the Lives of Disconnected Youth

Pilot program blends funds from five departments to test cost-effective, outcome-focused strategies to benefit youth in need.

William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner, Family and Youth Services Bureau

Two Anniversaries, One Goal: Celebrating the Runaway & Homeless Youth and Family Violence Prevention & Services Acts

Associate Commissioner highlights goals of Runaway & Homeless Youth and Family Violence Prevention & Services Acts on historic anniversaries.

Photo of Cyndi Lauper with former homeless youth and Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg

Runaway and Homeless Youth Grab Spotlight at National Press Club

Advocate Cyndi Lauper joins former homeless youth to share stories and ideas to improve services

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Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action Forty Years in the Making

Youth homelessness is a complex issue that often has deep roots in family conflict, poverty and trauma.

ACF/RHY Program Manager Christopher Holloway, ACF RA Carlis Williams, Urban Institute Sr. Researcher Meredith Dank, and U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III.

Regional Office Raises Public Awareness of Human Trafficking

All-day forum on human trafficking spotlights unique challenges faced by LGBTQ youth.

Photo of a young boy with the words: World Against Trafficking in Persons Day July 30

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Three Lessons on Human Dignity

This year’s theme centers on the dignity for victims of human trafficking.

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Foster Care and Human Trafficking – A Parent’s Perspective

Despite common beliefs, slavery in the U.S. did not end 150 years ago.

Photo of William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner of Family and Youth Services Bureau.

On Father’s Day, A Chance to Think About the Importance of Good Dads

Research shows that a dependable fatherly presence can promote children’s social and emotional well-being, academic achievement, and many other positive outcomes.

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