Women’s Issues

Photo of Emily, a domestic abuse survivor.

Emily's Story

“I felt like everyone was looking at me, even though I had carefully caked on make-up to cover the bruises.”

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Christina’s Story

“Dad would strike mom. She would cry and apologize and I would hide. That was my job, when things got ugly I was to be invisible.”

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Amanda’s Story

“In March 2010, I incorporated my ‘safety plan’ and left my husband.”

Children's drawing of mother and children at a crisis center.

Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act

Today, FVPSA supports nearly 1,600 shelters, 200 Tribes and Tribal organizations, and domestic violence coalitions in 56 states and territories.

Photo of a mother holding a child.

Parental Depression and Young Children

More than one in six adults with at least one child has experienced depression.

There is help: thehotline.org and 1-800-799-SAFE.

Domestic Violence is a Public Health Crisis

One in four women and one in seven men have experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.

ACF/RHY Program Manager Christopher Holloway, ACF RA Carlis Williams, Urban Institute Sr. Researcher Meredith Dank, and U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III.

Regional Office Raises Public Awareness of Human Trafficking

All-day forum on human trafficking spotlights unique challenges faced by LGBTQ youth.

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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

A picture of young girl with the statements "Look Beneath the Surface" and "Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery" placed over the photo.

Human Trafficking and Indigenous Populations

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

Photo of Kim Phillips, Mandy Smith and Sharon DeBerry

Early Childhood Professionals Learn About Creating a Safe Place for All Families

LGBT families share concerns and advice with early childhood development professionals.

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