Youth

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This November, Join Us in Marking National Runaway Prevention Month

In its last runaway study, the Department of Justice  reported more than 1.6 million youth ran away or were kicked out of their homes.

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November is National Adoption Month

Since 1990, our nation has dedicated the month of November to raise public awareness of children in the U.S. foster care system waiting for a permanent adoptive home.

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Addressing the Intersections Between Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

Family Violence Prevention and Services Program supports ACF efforts to assist survivors.

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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

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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