Will you Support their Journey to Safety?

Right now, in your community, there are youth, like Amaya, who desperately need your help accessing safety. Prior to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Safe Place® provided a safety net for youth who were dealing with bullying, suicidal thoughts, homelessness, abuse, and neglect. Today, due to COVID-19, families are experiencing intensified containment measures and children are at a heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and domestic violence. Situations like this can easily leave a young person needing someone to talk to – or a young person needing a safe place to go. There are many young people who have sought out safety from Safe Place. You can read about their “Journey to Safety” here. Your monetary contribution will help provide access to safety for youth in your community. Are you willing to help?

Research on Human Trafficking and Youth

New research provides evidence of the link between vulnerable youth and human trafficking.  These studies have shifted attention from a punitive model that is grounded in arrests and prosecution of traffickers to a rights-based, victim-centered approach that is grounded in prevention and support for survivors. Click here to view reports and resources.

NSPN Announces Collaboration With RLH Corporation

NSPN announced a collaboration with RLH Corporation to designate Americas Best Value Inn properties as Safe Place® TXT 4 HELP sites – expanding NSPN’s network and providing more locations in more communities across the country for youth in crisis to go for help. Americas Best Value Inn will be the first national hotel sponsor of the program. Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity to expand the safety net for youth.

NSPN Announces "Youth in Focus" Collaborative

NSPN is excited to announce the launch of Youth in Focus, a collaborative aimed at changing the way adults fundamentally understand and relate to young people. Youth development experts will lead practical, brain-based trainings designed for social workers, educators, law enforcement, child welfare workers, parents, and guardians all over the U.S. and Canada. Learn more here!

A New Home for NSPNsights

NSPNsights has a new home! NSPN spent time in 2017 creating and launching three new websites. While most of the changes were behind-the-scenes, they helped create a more efficient structure to support the storage and delivery of information. One of the enhancements included the ability to house NSPN’s blog, NSPNsights. If you previously subscribed to NSPNsights on Wordpress, please check out the new home at www.nspnetwork.org/nspnsights. For fun, take a look at five of the most popular blog posts of 2017:

New Opportunities to Connect

NSPN has launched a new community forum for NSPN members. All members with the following packages can network using NSPN Connect

  • Base member
  • Organizational Development member
  • Professional Development member
  • Training Center member
  • All-in-One member
If your organization is an NSPN member, log in to NSPN Connect now to discuss topics of interest, share resources, and connect to access a strong network of support.

National Youth Advisory Board Collaboration Committee Celebrates One Year

The National Youth Advisory Board Collaboration Committee (YCC) Turns ONE this month! Over the past year, YCC has participated in the development of the new Safe Place website, provided feedback to Family and Youth Services (FYSB) initiatives to help strengthen intake processes, lent their voice during the Innovation Circles project to help youth service organizations strive for cultural excellence, and begun planning for Focus 2018 where we’ll introduce a new Youth Empowerment track – specifically dedicated to young people (there will even be a time capsule opening!).  To celebrate the birthday of YCC, NSPN has opened a forum just for YCC members, YCC Connect. The forum provides a great opportunity for YCC members to connect between calls.

YCC is open to all youth advisory boards, including boards of youth actively participating in services. If you have a youth advisory board and are interested in signing up, visit www.nspnetwork.org/collaborate.

YCC typically meets from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. eastern on Wednesdays (on scheduled months). The team would like to receive feedback each year as the meeting schedule is created. Please feel free to share your preferred meeting time(s) here: www.nspnetwork.org/potential-ycc-schedule

NSPN Offering Internship Opportunities

NSPN is now accepting resumes for three internship positions! You're invited to apply for an internship with Safe Place, a community-based program providing a safety-net for all youth in crisis, and NSPN Membership, the leading membership association of youth and family service organizations with 40 years of training and technical assistance excellence. Learn more at: www.nspnetwork.org/internship

Help Keep Youth Safe by Shopping at AmazonSmile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to National Safe Place Network. When an eligible purchase is made, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price. Support NSPN and help keep youth safe, every time you shop.

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