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The latest homeless count showed a 64 percent increase in the number of 18- to 24-year-olds on the streets over last year. Authorities are better at counting them but the problem is also getting worse. Anna Scott/KCRW hide caption

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'Nowhere To Sleep': Los Angeles Sees Increase In Young Homeless

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The program BAM (Becoming a Man) works with teenagers and uses cognitive behavior therapy to reduce violence in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

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Principal Jessica Nauiokas (left) with social worker Gabriella Cassandra at Haven Academy in the Bronx, N.Y. Beth Fertig/WNYC hide caption

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When Home Is Tough, Making Students Feel Good At School

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Angela Helena Carvalho de Sa helps young people succeed on land (as a tutor and mentor) and on the sea (by supporting a skimboarding program that keeps kids out of trouble). Justin T. Gellerson for NPR hide caption

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