Taking a holistic approach to teaching the benefits of healthy relationships and choices, including marriage, to achieve a brighter future.
Each November, FYSB joins youth-serving organizations, youth advocates, and other partners to observe National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM), a public-awareness campaign designed to “Shine a Light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth, and spotlight prevention resources.
The importance of youth being engaged in their own permanency planning
Success Sequencing: High School Diploma, full-time job, and marriage before children
ACYF programs can most effectively serve the holistic needs of young people when we partner with public and private schools, local community and faith-based educators, and their parents by putting kids first on their safe return to school.
Research shows that exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) like witnessing violence in the home or community, can have lasting negative effects on health, well-being, and opportunity. In communities across the country, child trauma is being prevented and addressed through the use of three simple words: “Handle with Care.”
When we offer proactive and preventive solutions to bullying we may also be preventing suicide. Healthy relationships with caring adults and mentors can play a pivotal role in teaching children and youth to recognize inappropriate bullying behavior and empower them to reach out for support.
Human services programs can benefit from helping program participants build their social capital, or relationships, networks, and community connections, that can empower them on their road to future success.