Runaway & Homeless Youth

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

On Father’s Day, A Chance to Think About the Importance of Good Dads

Research shows that a dependable fatherly presence can promote children’s social and emotional well-being, academic achievement, and many other positive outcomes.

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Exploring Provider Experiences Serving LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth

Research identifies a range of approaches in serving these populations.

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Mark Greenberg

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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Teen couple holding each other, looking down at pregnant teen girl's baby bump.

PREP Youth for the Future

By Preparing Teens for Adulthood, We Can Prevent Too-Early Pregnancy

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You Can Stop the Bullying of LGBT Youth

Parents, schools, and communities can play an important role in creating environments where all youth can feel physically and emotionally safe.

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Photo of a children's drawing that shows hand prints and the words: Dempson - I want to be a dinosaur.

"I Want to be a Dinosaur"

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow writes about the great work being done in Baltimore to help the homeless. 

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Mark Greenberg

A Systematic Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

This week the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released a multi-pronged approach to ending family homelessness.

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

40 Years of Impact: The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

RHY Act authorized a system of emergency shelters for runaway and homeless youth that provided food, shelter and support.

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

Supporting the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking with Our Grantee Partners

Family and Youth Services Bureau hosted a discussion on the federal strategic plan with service providers of runaway and homeless youth and domestic violence survivors across the nation.

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President John F. Kennedy and Katherine Brownell Oettinger, Chief of the Children’s Bureau. (Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs, JFK Presidential Library & Museum, Boston)

The Children’s Bureau’s Tradition of Leadership

History of agency's leaders detailed in new e-book "The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood."

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