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New Reports Highlight the Human Service Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations

Two new reports published by ACF describe what is known and discuss areas for future research related to the use of human services by LGBT populations.

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FY 2016 Budget Request Proposes New Investments in Learning

The Administration’s fiscal year 2016 budget request proposes a historic investment in research and evaluation across ACF programs.

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ACF Programs Receive Boost from FY 2016 Budget

Obama Administration proposes increased funding for children’s services, domestic violence survivors and anti-trafficking programs.

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No One Should Be for Sale

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It is insidious, widespread and profitable — and affects more than 20 million men, women and children around the world.

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Ending Human Trafficking is Everyone’s Job

Human trafficking can be hidden in plain sight.  Victims may not realize they are being targeted by traffickers until it is too late.

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Early Childhood Advocate Ready to Implement Law to Increase the Supply of Infant Toddler Quality Care

Meet Rachel Schumacher, new director of the Office of Child Care

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40th Anniversary of the EITC: A Call for Innovative Outreach

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Earned Income Tax Credit Act, however 20 percent of Americans remain unaware that they qualify for the credit.

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Exploratory Impact Findings of Social-Emotional Enhancements on Three-Year-Olds

Three-year-olds in Head Start have increased from 24 percent in 1980 to 40 percent in 2013.

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Expanding Access to High Quality Child Care for Low-Income Families

A safe, nurturing environment that enriches children’s development is critical to working families and is one of the best investments we can make.

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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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