Commissioner Samuels Puts Focus on Healing in Runaway and Homeless Youth Conference Speech
Bryan Samuels, commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, delivered the opening-day keynote address at the National Runaway and Homeless Youth 2011 FYSB Grantee Conference in Portland, OR. In this 30-minute address, Commissioner Samuels explains why ACYF has refocused its efforts to address protective factors as well as risk factors in the fight to end youth homelessness. By addressing youths’ experiences with trauma and abuse, Runaway and Homeless Youth providers can move beyond simply reducing harm to homeless youth and start preventing homelessness in the first place.
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