Child Abuse & Neglect

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2015 Brings New Federal Action to Prevent Child Trafficking

ACF will work even closer with states and child welfare systems to protect children who are vulnerable to human trafficking.

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Nation Sees Reduction in Child Abuse and Neglect in Annual Child Welfare Report

More must be done to prevent abuse to avoid long-lasting health effects.

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Family Engagement Inventory Now Live!

Learn about a new interactive web-based tool that helps familiarize professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, education and early childhood education on family engagement.

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Child Welfare Information Gateway Unveils New Website

New functionality enhances access to child welfare information, resources and tools.

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National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth Helps Young People Get Out of Crises Every Day

National Runaway Safeline executive director encourages everyone to reach out to youth.

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Children's Bureau Launches New Approach to Technical Assistance

By centralizing its services, the Children's Bureau intends to establish a more integrated model of service provision.

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The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well Being

Increasing our understanding of children and families who come into contact with the Child Welfare system

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Human Trafficking and Indigenous Populations

Risk factors for trafficking of American Indian, Alaska Native and Pacific Islanders include poverty, poor education and inequality.

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ACF Addresses Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress

ACF is using research on early adversity to inform the approaches taken in our programs.

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The Way Forward: ACF Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives

Recent meeting highlighted research, performance measurement and evaluation activities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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