Barbara Langford


YTFG COVID-19 Resource Center

To support our members and the field as we navigate the challenges of the pandemic together, the YTFG Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new COVID-19 Resource Center. This new resource center: is created with the unique information needs of funders who invest in improving outcomes for youth and young adult. provides highly curatedRead More

The Impossible Heroism of Young Single Parents Who Are Raising Kids, Studying and Working in a COVID World

Blog Post Authored By Stephanie Krauss The other day I was laughing at the dinner table with my husband and mother as we read through the highly relatable anecdotes of other working parents in the New York Times opinion piece, “I Have Given Up: Parenting in Quarantine.” It’s a funny sampler of the everyday strugglesRead More

Point Source Youth Weekly Webinars

Point Source Youth is producing 15 free weekly COVID-19 webinars in 90 days to ensure that the National Youth Homelessness Community has direct access to leading experts across relevant fields amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sign up to be the first to hear about new updates, free toolkits, videos with thought-leaders, shareable assets and more! LearnRead More

Covid-19 Resources from Florida Children’s Trust

Florida Youth SHINE and its partner Vita Nova are maintaining a running covid-19 resource list for foster youth and their supporters. You can also check out their webpage for other great resources such as the Freaked Out About Finances tip sheet!

COVID-19 Well-Being Toolkit

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shared a well-being toolkit which identifies resources which can serve as a support to us all during this challenging time for our world.  The toolkit includes well-being tips, suggestions on how to talk to children and youth, meditations and resources for educators.  

Save the Date! – YTFG Fall Meeting

Please mark your calendars for our Fall Meeting scheduled for October 7 and 8. We will be back in touch in the coming weeks with additional details on the location and focus for that meeting. As we all weather the COVID-19 pandemic together, YTFG work groups will be offering virtual events and we will continue to provide regular updates onRead More

Philanthropic Efforts to Battle COVID-19 Around the Corner and Around the World

This complimentary SSIR Live! webinar will explore how resources are being deployed in local communities across the United States and around the world to support organizations combating the new coronavirus. Nicole Taylor, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (the largest US community foundation), will share information on the work that community foundationsRead More

Youth Law Center Emergency Planning Resource

The Youth Law Center has developed a resource to assist attorneys and advocates working with transition age youth during the crisis we are all facing. While the focus is on planning with transition age youth in foster care, much of the material will be relevant to a wider range of youth and some of theRead More

Housing Challenges for Vulnerable Young People: EWB Virtual Learning Session Summary

Thank you to our wonderful presenters, panelists, and participants for an enlightening conversation on February 25th that focused on access to stable and affordable housing, an important determinant of economic well-being for young people. This was the first of a series of virtual learning sessions that will be led by YTFG EWB Fellows, and thatRead More

New Grassroots Campaign to Educate Lawmakers on Childhood Trauma

On February 11, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) announced the launch of a National Trauma Campaign calling for federal action to prevent and address childhood trauma and build resilience. The Campaign is designed to support local and state leaders in opening a line of regular communication with Congressional offices about trauma issues, including: evidence on theRead More

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