Youth

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Employee Shares Her Foster Care Experience

In the last 12 years, 11 children have called the Rollins Household their home.

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Lights Turn Back On In Government, Stay On In Afterschool Programs

More than 8,000 Lights on Afterschool events highlight the importance of high quality programs for school-age children.

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Innovation in Child Welfare Continues with 8 New Title IV-E Waiver Demonstrations

New York, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Rhode Island given flexibility with foster care funds to spur innovation.

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Two New Reports Describe Patterns of Children’s Experiences in Child Welfare System

Data used comes from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, a longitudinal study about the children who come in contact with the child welfare system

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Rev. Brook Bello of More Too Life, Inc.; Acting Assistant Sec. George Sheldon; and Minh Dang, Human Trafficking scholar.

Much Anticipated Child Welfare Guidance on Human Trafficking Released

Guidance is a road map for how to identify, engage, serve and ultimately restore victims.

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Semper Fi: Lori and Steven Brown

The first time the Browns inquired about adopting from foster care they felt rebuffed. See how AdoptUSKids helped meet their mission.

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Study Suggests Increased Risk of Fatal Health Problems for Abused and Neglected Children

The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being explored the well-being of 5,873 children who had contact with the child welfare system during a 14-month period beginning in February 2008.

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LGBTQ Youth at High Risk of Becoming Human Trafficking Victims

LGBTQ youth are more likely than their straight counterparts to be bullied by their peers, ostracized by their communities, or fall prey to the scourge of child sex trafficking.

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AdoptUSKids – An Effective Resource for Children

Today, 20,000 children from U.S. foster care previously photolisted on the AdoptUSKids website are now living with adoptive families.

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Improving the Future for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Obama Administration creates toolkit to help child welfare agencies, federal prisons and residential reentry centers keep incarcerated parents connected to children

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