Runaway & Homeless Youth

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Three Lessons on Human Dignity

This year’s theme centers on the dignity for victims of human trafficking.

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Foster Care and Human Trafficking – A Parent’s Perspective

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

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Housing Assistance Programs for Super Storm Sandy Survivors

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

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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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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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"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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