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3 Talks Every Youth Service Professional Should Watch As we count down to #Connection2015, I am still thinking about these three talks from last year and how timely they still are.  Check them out – it’s worth the three minutes. 1) The irony of how justice-involved youth are treated – when should we protect youth vs. impose autonomy by…
Data Storytelling: Effectively Communicating a Problem by Measuring How Many People are Affected
Data Storytelling: Effectively Communicating a Problem by Measuring How Many People are Affected This guest post was written by Tina Kelley, a speaker at Connection 2014 when she was writer-in-residence at Covenant House International.  In her presentation at Connection she spoke of the importance of telling the stories of the youth your agencies serve, as well as learning the lessons from our inevitable…
Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness – USICH 2015 Amendment Released The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), along with its 19 member agencies, just released an amendment to “Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.” Originally released on the same day in 2010, Opening Doors is the nation’s first comprehensive Federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. The Plan…
Promoting Normalcy for Children and Youth in Foster Care
Promoting Normalcy for Children and Youth in Foster Care The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 is a groundbreaking federal law designed to promote permanency as well as well-being and normalcy for youth in foster care. Juvenile Law Center has created this guide, Promoting Normalcy for Children and Youth in Foster Care, to help states embed…
Grads of Life.org:  A Business Driven Toolkit to Employ Opportunity Youth
Grads of Life.org: A Business Driven Toolkit to Employ Opportunity Youth At a time of record youth unemployment in America, employers struggle to find skilled entry-level talent through conventional hiring practices. There’s an untapped talent pool of young adults, called opportunity youth, that’s overlooked by many employers for entry-level jobs. When they are prepared and proven, these young adults bring resilience,…
Sex Trafficking in the United States Issue Brief
Sex Trafficking in the United States Issue Brief “Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: A Closer Look at U.S. Citizen Victims,” an Issue Brief released on May 28, 2015, provides crucial insight into the realities of sex trafficking in the U.S. based largely on experiences reported by U.S. citizen survivors. The brief highlights key aspects of the U.S. sex…
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