Welcome to RHYTTAC

The purpose of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) is to provide training and technical assistance to FYSB's Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program grantees and allied professionals with:

  • Developing effective approaches to serving RHY;
  • Accessing new resources to enhance grantees ability to serve RHY and;
  • Establishing linkages with other programs with similar interests and concerns.

RHYTTAC is here to ensure effective interventions are in place by grantees to build skills and capacities that contribute to the healthy, positive, and productive functioning of children and youth in to adulthood.

RHY grantees have the opportunity to login to their profile using their email address to locate form submission records, invoices, and more.  You may also locate your username or password if needed. Please contact the RHYTTAC training and technical assistance team at info@rhyttac.net with your questions, training needs, ideas, and other requests for assistance.

FYSB Announces Regional Meetings for RHY Program Grantees

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is pleased to announce Regional Meetings for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program Grantees. Grantees are invited to send at least one staff member, who is in a program management or lead position, to represent their organization. Learn more about the regional meetings here.

Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Home Funding Opportunity Now Available

The Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Program released the Transitional Living Program (TLP)/Maternity Group Home (MGH) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which provides resources to support long-term transitional living and maternity group home programs to implement effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth and/or pregnant and parenting youth and their dependent child(ren). Visit RHY News to learn more about this and other funding opportunities.

Missed Opportunities:  Youth Homelessness in America

On Wednesday, November 15, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released results from an unprecedented national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in the United States. The study, Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, is the first-of-its-kind to capture the scope of the issue broadly, by harnessing data from young people who have slept on the streets or in shelters; ran away from or were kicked out of their homes; or couch surfed, living with friends and family. Findings show one in ten young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year.This translates to 3.5 million young people ages 18-25 and 700,000 adolescent minors. Learn more here.

National Safe Place Network Selected as Operator of RHYTTAC

NSPN is proud to announce its continued service to the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees for another three years through the operation of RHYTTAC.  NSPN is committed to providing up-to-date promising practices to help support youth organizations across the country as they work to provide safety and permanency, and to improve the social and emotional well-being of runaway, homeless, and street youth. NSPN's dedication to FYSB and RHY grantees will foster capacity building that will result in continued enhancement of services for youth and families.

Thank you for allowing NSPN to serve you. We're honored to be a part of your efforts to keep young people safe. Together we can.

Pretesting a Human Trafficking Screening Tool in the Child Welfare and RHY Systems

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) just released "Pretesting a Human Trafficking Screening Tool in Child Welfare and Runaway and Homeless Youth Settings." This report summarizes findings from a study to develop and pretest a human trafficking screening tool with 617 youth in RHY and child welfare (CW) settings. The tool was found to be accessible, easy to administer, and effective in identifying trafficked youth in these settings, though additional research is needed. Check it out here: https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/pretesting-human-trafficking-screening-tool-child-welfare-and-runaway-and-homeless-youth-systems

New RHY-HMIS Resources Are Available

The RHY-HMIS data upload started on November 1, 2017. The reporting timeframe for RHY-HMIS upload covers activity from October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017.  To help with the fall 2017 RHY-HMIS upload, materials have been provided on the RHY-HMIS webpage.

RHYTTAC eLearning

RHYTTAC eLearning is a web-based application containing training documents, PowerPoints, and recorded webinar trainings. Sign up for eLearning today.

RHYTTAC eLearning

Community of Practice

This site is a meeting place that provides FYSB-funded RHY grantees with opportunities to participate in discussion forums, member profiles, photo gallery, file storage, and more.

Community of Practice