Youth

Photo of Deb Soly and Jill Poirier and their children sitting in a park.

The Soly-Poirier Family

Most parents have nine months to prepare for the arrival of a new child into their families. Deb Soly and Jill Poirier had 12 hours.

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A colorful mosaic that shows a family with the words Making Meaningful Connections.

Avoid being FROZEN out!

The 19th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect - Making Meaningful Connections

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Artwork of drawings and photos of children and families that include the words "Making Meaning Connections" - 2014 Prevention Resource Guide

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

This year, we celebrate the theme "Making Meaningful Connections" to help protect children and youth and strengthen families.

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Photo Enrique sitting in his office.

Enrique's Story

After he and his siblings went into separate foster care, older brother goes back for his family to keep them together.

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New CB Web Section Offers Videos and Publications on Program Evaluation in Child Welfare

Program evaluation plays a critical role in child welfare.

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Photo of 15-year-old Sierra, an adopted child.

Sierra’s Adoption Story

Sierra Nichelle Shyanne Keech, 15, of Alaska shares with us her advice to parents and children about adoption.

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Giving Foster Youth a Voice

Children’s Bureau Uses Social Media to Help Collect Data to Improve State Foster Care Systems.

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Supporting Youth this February and throughout the Year

Resources from the Family and Youth Services Bureau & the Office of Adolescent Health

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A family photo a father with his five children.

The Herbert Family

Inspired by the father-figure role model his uncle played for him, adoption was something Dwayne Herbert always knew he wanted to pursue.

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Photo of Barry Farmer and his son Darrell.

The Farmer Family

Barry Farmer had no problem adopting outside of his race. Everybody deserves love and a family.

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