Youth

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Resources for Children and Youth During or After a Disaster

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Disaster Technical Assistance Center has put together a resource list for the disaster behavioral health needs of children and youth, related organizations, and tips for parents, caregivers, and teachers as they help their children recover from a disaster or childhood trauma.

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OCC Director Shannon Rudisill and Tenderheart ChildCare and Preschool Founder Angie Hogan

Child Care Centers Increase Physical Activity and Good Nutrition Practices

Read how Oregon child care provider Tenderheart Childcare and Preschool has the set the standard across the state by incorporating more physical activity and better nutrition practices for children in care.

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New Adoption and Foster Care Data Continues Positive Trends with Caseload Decline

ACF released its most recent Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, or AFCARS report, which includes some encouraging statistics about child welfare in the United States.

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Creating Successful Transitions for LGBT Youth

The transition from being dependent on parents and family for most of our resources and support, to being independent and embracing the autonomy of adulthood is a challenging journey that everyone must face eventually.  For some teenagers and young adults, that transition is even more difficult because home is an unsafe place.

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