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National Safe Place Network (NSPN) provides quality training and technical support for youth and family service organizations across the country. With a mission of ensuring an effective system of response for youth in crisis through public and private partnerships at a local, state and national level, NSPN provides different levels of membership packages that meet the specific and unique needs of members. NSPN provides hosts training opportunities, offers regular webinars, assists with grant proposal reviews, and provides regular updates and information ranging from funding announcements to federal advocacy efforts.
The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth is a free information service of the Family and Youth Services Bureau. Its purpose is to educate the family and youth work field—including FYSB grantees and aspiring grantees—about the research and effective practices that can improve the long-term social and emotional wellbeing of families and youth. From sustainability to evidence-based practice to trauma-informed care, NCFY publishes more than 250 articles a year on its website about interesting and innovative work going on in the field.
Phone: (301) 608-8099
The National Runaway Safeline is the federally-designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. Youth and family members call 24 hours a day to work through problems and find local help from social service agencies and organizations. Some callers just need someone to talk to, others need help finding a shelter, food, medical assistance, or counseling. Some callers are on the streets, others are struggling with other issues. NRS works with them to identify options to prevent them from leaving their home, when possible and if appropriate.
The Runaway and Homeless Youth Management Information System, or RHYMIS, collects and reports information on the young people served by RHY grantees, including demographics, services provided, and status at exit. Grantees are required to transfer RHYMIS data to FYSB twice a year. FYSB shares the data collected through RHYMIS with Congress, grantees, researchers, and other federal youth-serving agencies. Many FYSB grantees also share RHYMIS data locally with State or municipal agencies, funding sources, legislative authorities, advocates, and others who care about young people.