Youth

Photo of children's blocks that spell out the word "family."

The Kerin Family

Brothers Joe, Cody and Brandon tell people that being adopted is one of the best things that ever happened to them.

William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner, Family and Youth Services Bureau

Two Anniversaries, One Goal: Celebrating the Runaway & Homeless Youth and Family Violence Prevention & Services Acts

Associate Commissioner highlights goals of Runaway & Homeless Youth and Family Violence Prevention & Services Acts on historic anniversaries.

Photo of four siblings in the park.

November is National Adoption Month

Two-thirds of the 102,000 children and youth in the U.S. foster care system have a sibling in foster care.

Photo of Cyndi Lauper with former homeless youth and Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg

Runaway and Homeless Youth Grab Spotlight at National Press Club

Advocate Cyndi Lauper joins former homeless youth to share stories and ideas to improve services

Photo of two Hispanic girls.

Children's Bureau Launches New Approach to Technical Assistance

By centralizing its services, the Children's Bureau intends to establish a more integrated model of service provision.

Photo of a dad and son.

Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents

Parents deserve a second chance to get a job and support their kids once they leave prison.

Photo of a mom tending to a sick child in bed.

What Early Care and Education Providers and Families Should Know About Enterovirus D68

Infecting about 10 to 15 million Americans each year, enteroviruses are very common, especially during the summer and fall months.

Characters from the movie The Box Trolls, promoting Adoptuskids.org.

New Adoption Public Service Advertisements Debut Featuring Characters from "The Boxtrolls”

“The Boxtrolls” help recruit adoptive parents for the 102,000 children in foster care awaiting permanency in an adoptive home.

Photo of a dad with his son on his shoulders.

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.

Photo of a group of happy teens jumping with their hands in the air

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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