Health Factors

Photo of the interior of a greenhouse, with several rows of plants.

KISRA – Changing Behaviors, Changing Lives, Changing Futures for West Virginia Families

Technology encourages entrepreneurship and healthier lifestyle in Dunbar, West Virginia.

A photo of Angie Godfrey who is a Program Specialist for the Office of Head Start.

Happy 20th Anniversary, Early Head Start!

A momentous decision two decades ago acknowledged how important the period from prenatal to age three was to children’s development and well-being.

A photo of two hands holding paper cut outs of a family.

Foster Care and Human Trafficking – A Parent’s Perspective

Despite common beliefs, slavery in the U.S. did not end 150 years ago.

Photo of remains of a home in Union Beach, N.J.

Housing Assistance Programs for Super Storm Sandy Survivors

ACF funds local New Jersey and New York programs to provide shelter and assistance.

Photo of William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner of Family and Youth Services Bureau.

Preparing Teens to Be Leaders, in Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Beyond

Program gives young people structured leadership opportunities to empower and prepare them for adulthood.

Reggie McKinnon address press conference attended by Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg, Secretary Anthony Foxx and Dr. Leticia Ryan.

Children Left in Cars: Preventing Accidental Heatstroke

ACF teams up with the Department of Transporation to remind parents and caregivers to "Look Before You Lock."

Photo of a child care worker with two toddlers on a playground.

Stability in Early Childhood Development: The Role of Child Care

Office of Child Care has issued policy guidance encouraging CCDF administrators to adopt policies that promote continuity.

Photo of a child in a classroom.

Children Experiencing Homelessness Benefit from Targeted Interventions

High quality early care and learning programs can help homeless children develop the skills they need to be resilient in the face of the adversity.

Photo of Kavin Gray, Denise Cruz and Jesus Garcia.

Changed Lives: Stories from the War on Poverty

Former clients of ACF programs share their stories on War on Poverty panel.

 

Look Before You Lock

Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock.

On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle.

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