Youth

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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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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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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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The Farmer Family

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

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Edwin's Story

Adoption changed his life, making him feel more confident and happy.

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Visit the Child Welfare Outcomes Data Site for Fast, Flexible Data Reports

Current Child Welfare Data Now Available

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40 Years of Impact: The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

RHY Act authorized a system of emergency shelters for runaway and homeless youth that provided food, shelter and support.

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Giovanny's Story

An adopted child enjoys having one school, one home and one mother.

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