Runaway and Homeless Youth

National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will award one cooperative agreement on a competitive basis for a period of three years to operate the Runaway and Homeless Youth National Communication System (NCS) Program. The NCS Program is a dedicated toll-free, U.S.

Resources to Support Youth and Families During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

These can be difficult times for young people and those who work with them. This article has resources on mental health and coping, particularly for those working with children, youth, and families.

Resource: Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) Program Videos

Two new videos highlight the PAF, a program that supports expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and families.

Just Launched! Redesigned YE4C

The Youth Engaged 4 Change website has a fresh, new look with content that continues to inspire and empower young people to improve their lives and the world around them.

Share with Youth: Youth Speak Out: Shared Experiences Help Rural Youth Leaders Connect

This podcast features rural youth leaders who were once homeless or in foster care offering advice on how to engage vulnerable rural youth.

Resources: Briefs on Prolonged Youth Homelessness

These briefs discuss characteristics and experiences of young people who are homeless for prolonged periods of time, including the intersection with serious mental illness, and provide information on promising interventions for this population.

Report: Pretesting a Human Trafficking Screening Tool in the Child Welfare and Runaway and Homeless Youth Systems

This report summarizes a study to develop and pretest a Human Trafficking Screening Tool with 600 youth involved in the runaway and homeless youth or child welfare systems.