Youth

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Providing Opportunities for Men and Boys to Improve Overall Family Wellbeing

The Office of Family Assistance is exploring strategies to reengage low-income boys and men of color to increase their levels of economic stability with the goal of improving individual and family well-being.

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Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action Forty Years in the Making

Youth homelessness is a complex issue that often has deep roots in family conflict, poverty and trauma.

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Year Up Career Pathways Program Provides Young Adults Employment Opportunities

Students in the program can reach their potential through professional careers and higher education in high demand fields such as information technology and financial operations.

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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Christopher’s Story

From foster care to a forever family: Christopher and his little brother find a permanent home with the Moore family.

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Using Behavioral Economics to Help Incarcerated Parents Apply for Child Support Order Modifications

The intervention produced a highly statistically significant impact at relatively low cost.

Photo of Yorel and his Big Brother Jason Dieckhaus.

Know How to Plan for Specific Needs Before a Disaster

Big Brother helps prepare youth for the real world, including life's emergencies.

 

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Bringing Hope to Native Communities: Resources for Suicide Prevention

Native Americans are an extremely young population and youth are especially vulnerable to suicide.

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Back to School: Keep Kids Safe from Bullies

28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experience bullying.

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The Alvarez Family

A Miami couple has welcomed more than 100 foster children into their home.

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