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Happy 35th Birthday, ORR!

President Jimmy Carter signed the Refugee Act of 1980 into law, officially creating the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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How Can Understanding Human Development Help Improve Program Effectiveness?

Growing research on early adversity, trauma and toxic stress underscore importance of both reducing stressors on children and families and helping them cope.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

This year, we celebrate the theme "Making Meaningful Connections" to help protect children and youth and strengthen families

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New Resource for Youth in Foster Care Considering the Military

I’m in foster care and I want to join the military.

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ACF Releases 2015-2016 Strategic Plan

Document reflects ACF’s shared vision and commitment to priority work for the coming year.

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Plan Now to Make Summer a Healthy Time in Your Community

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation.

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My Brother's Keeper: A Year Later

MBK has received a tremendous response from people and organizations at all levels that are answering the President's call to action.

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Planning for Future Evaluations of Independent Living Programs for Youth in Foster Care

Three new briefs highlight three types of programs as they relate to youth in or transitioning out of foster care.

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New ACF Native Language Initiative Proposal

The Community Native Language Coordination Initiative will enable Native American communities to create a cradle to career native language education system.

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Child Support Seeks Personal Stories

OCSE encourages custodial and noncustodial parents and adults who were once children on a child support case to submit their stories.

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