Women’s Issues

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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

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Human Trafficking and Indigenous Populations

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

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Dr. Meredith Dank, Katherine Chon and Brian Richmond attend the first ACF Frontline Series seminar.

ACF’s Frontline Series

A New Opportunity to Learn More About Modern Day Slavery

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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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Understanding the Dynamics of Disconnection from Employment and Assistance

Study of single mothers learned that despite differences in reasons for disconnection related to age, location and immigration status – experiences of hardship were quite common.

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