Human trafficking transcends demographic categories. Its survivors span the spectrum of race, class, and geography. However, some populations are at greater risk for trafficking than others, and runaway and homeless youth (RHY) are among the most vulnerable.
The purpose of the Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program is to fund states and territories to implement education exclusively on sexual risk avoidance that teaches youth to voluntarily refrain from sexual activity. The program is designed to teach youth personal responsibility, self-regulation, goal setting, healthy decision-making, a focus on the future, and the prevention of youth risk behaviors such as drug and alcohol use without normalizing teen sexual activity.
October 2018 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). During DVAM, victim advocates, allied professionals, survivors of abuse, their loved ones, and the surrounding community come together to mourn the lives lost to domestic violence, celebrate the progress that has been made to end this epidemic, and connect with others working to create change.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Family and Youth Service Bureau's (FYSB's) three program areas: the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, and Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.
FVPSA formula grants are distributed through states and territories then provided through a sub-awardee process to local public, private, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations to provide shelter and non-residential supportive services to individuals experiencing domestic violence and their children. All federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for FVPSA Tribal Formula grants.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline, funded by FYSB, is a compassionate, knowledgeable resource focused on shifting power back to those experiencing domestic or dating violence through human connection and practical help every day of the year.
In 2016, the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) released the Street Outreach Program (SOP) Data Collection Study. The goal of the SOP Data Collection Study was to learn more about the needs of street youth from their perspective, to better understand services utilization, and to identify alternative services that can be useful for them. In an effort to disseminate valuable information to the Runaway and Homeless Youth field and to those working with vulnerable youth, FYSB is releasing the SOP Data Collection Study infographic, which highlights key data from the SOP Data Collection Study, to encourage community discussions about the challenges impacting street youth and find solutions to assist this vulnerable population.