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Toolkit: Intimate LGBTQ Partner Violence in Relationships
Addressing Intimate LGBTQ Partner Violence in Relationships – Community Action Toolkit These two toolkits help to address intimate LGBTQ Partner Violence in relationships. They are from The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, an organization that works to prevent and respond to all forms of violence against and within LGBTQ communities. They also provide information about intimate partner violence in LGBTQ relationships and against people of color. To view the toolkits, click below: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Against Transgender People Community Action Toolkit Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Against People of Color
This brief highlights four successful strategies in the San Francisco Bay Area that address the healing of young people, while also fostering community change and systemic transformation. The brief also explores the role public policies play in advancing and supporting this community-based healing work throughout the state. To view the full brief, click here today: Helping Children Heal – Promising Community Programs & Policy Recommendations
Improving Services for Youth Who Are LGBT in Juvenile Justice Systems Fact Sheet This fact sheet serves as a resource to enhance the capacity of State and local administrators and practitioners to improve policies and practices that promote the safe, inclusive treatment of youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) in juvenile justice systems. The document explores the experiences of youth who are LGBT generally, their entry into and experiences within juvenile justice systems, and recommendations for policy and practice. Additional resources for improving juvenile justice services are presented at the end of the document. To view the [Read further...]
Karen Pittman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Forum for Youth Investment, defines and explains the origins of positive youth development (PYD), and highlights key elements of PYD for program providers to consider. Pittman also explains how integrating elements of PYD into the programs and spaces where youth spend their time not only helps them avoid problems but helps them thrive. To watch this overview, see below:
This brief by LaKesha Pope provides an overview of homeless youth and the housing challenges they face. It includes recommendations on five strategies and models that integrate a positive youth development approach. To read the brief, click here: Housing for Homeless Youth NAEH Brief
This resource from the USICH (United States Interagency Council on Homelessness) provides a preliminary vision to build the comprehensive and coordinated response that young people need to end their homelessness forever. It draws upon what we know works to end homelessness for other populations, along with strategies that support the unique needs of unaccompanied youth and young adults under 25. Use this document to advance discussions in your communities and build upon the work already underway. To view the resource, click here: Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness A Coordinated Community Response
Mentoring for Youth with Backgrounds of Involvement in Commercial Sex Activity This literature review by David DuBois and Jennifer K. Felner at the University of Illinois at Chicago examines research on mentoring for youth with experiences of or at high risk of commercial sex activity and sexual exploitation. It presents information around documented effective practice and implication for practice. To read the full literature review, click here: Mentoring for Youth with Backgrounds of Involvement in Commercial Sex Activity
A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities More than 5 million U.S. children have had a parent in jail or prison at some point in their lives. The incarceration of a parent can have as much impact on a child’s well-being as abuse or domestic violence. But while states spend heavily on corrections, few resources exist to support those left behind. A Shared Sentence, a report from the Annie E Casey Foundation, offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children of incarcerated parents experience. To read the full report, click [Read further...]
At the Intersections: A Report on LGBTQ youth homelessness LGBTQ youth homelessness is a very serious and under-addressed issue in our society. Homelessness is one of the most pressing issues facing a disproportionate number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth in our country today.  According to service providers, an estimated 20-40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ, while only 7-10% of the general youth population identifies as such. In 2006, the National LGBTQ Task Force released their pioneering report Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth: An epidemic of homelessness. In the 10 years since, we are both [Read further...]