• Ninety percent of individuals who survive a suicide attempt do not go on to die by suicide at a later date, according to Dr. Shayla Sullivant. Photo Credit: Sasin Tipchai/Pixabay

    Psychiatrist Offers Reasons for Hope Despite Rise in Youth Suicide

    Kevin Patrick Allen Public News Service      KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There is hope beyond the headlines, according to a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, even as research shows children and teens are taking their lives by suicide in greater numbers. Dr. Shayla Sullivant said...
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    ESUHSD Board of Trustees Adopted Resolution in Support of DACA 

    Stand By Immigrant Youth San Jose, CA – – During a meeting on Tuesday September 19th, the East Side Union High School District’s (ESUHSD) Board of Trustees unanimously adopted Resolution #2017/2018-05 in Support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   The Board reaffirmed that it stands by immigrant youth,...
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    Caminar’s LGBTQ Programs in Santa Clara County Report Increased Demand and Usage

    Pride Month Report to the Community Shows Youth and Adult Programs Have Grown in Response to LGBTQ Community Needs and Political Climate Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley (FCS) San Jose, CA – In its eighth year, the LGBTQ Youth Space has seen a 17 percent year-over-year increase...
  • New safe youth zones are opening as part of a pilot program in Los Angeles and Long Beach
to help teenage sex trafficking victims escape their situation. (Andrew Reis/Office of Supervisor
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    CA Works to Protect Sex Trafficking Victims

    L.A., Long Beach Launch Safe Youth Zone Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES — California is home to three of the top 13 hot spots for child sex trafficking: Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Now LA and Long Beach are launching a new “Safe Youth Zone”...
  • California has reduced admissions to youth correctional facilities by 80 percent since 1996. (Simon Brass/Flickr)

    California Making Strides in Youth Prison

    Mary Kuhlman California News Service   SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California stands out for its work in turning young lives around, according to a new report on youth prisons. The Annie E. Casey Foundation research pulls together evidence of the ineffectiveness of youth correctional facilities, showing they are expensive and...
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    400 Youth Activists Unite for #FreeOurDreams Rally

    Young leaders of color also testify at hearing of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color and meet with over 100 legislators. Sacramento, CA – Over 400 young leaders representing the California Alliance for Boys and Men of Color gathered on the Capitol steps...
  • New Job Opportunities with Juma Ventures

    Juma Ventures offers job opportunities for youth in Santa Clara

    Santa Clara County Low-income youth between 18-21 years old will get a chance to jump-start their careers at Levi’s Stadium and Avaya Stadium this year. Juma is an award-winning non-profit organization that provides at-risk youth, who are disconnected from school and work (Opportunity Youth), with workforce training and job...
  • The NFL Play 60 Character Camp held at the Raiders Training Facility encourages activity and fitness for youth. Photo Courtesy: NFL

    Former Football Players Empowering Youth

    NFL Play 60 Character Camp is focused on encouraging youth through activity, learning and support   Kaira Espinoza Special to El Observador On the clear, brisk morning of Friday, July 8th, 2016, more than 300 youth- ranging in age from 9 to 13 years old- enthusiastically participated in the...
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    Una oportunidad de oro

    El número de votantes elegibles hispanos ha crecido más rápidamente que ningún otro grupo en los últimos ocho años y se espera que crezca en un cuarenta por ciento este año, con respecto al 2008, de acuerdo con un análisis publicado por el Centro de estudios Pew –Pew Research...