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Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! Celebrate Your Child's Milestones

Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month: Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!

The Departments of Health and Human Services and Education have partnered to launch a coordinated effort to encourage developmental and behavioral screening and support for children, families and the providers who care for them. 

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Disposing of Those Old Medications in Your Cabinet Could Save Your Life

April 26 is the National Take-Back Initiative - turn in your unwanted prescription medications for safe and proper disposal.

Cover of the Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act online publication that has the headline: 40 years of Safeguarding America's Children

40 Years of CAPTA Featured in New Online Publication

The publication combines historical source materials with contemporary reflections on the impact of the legislation.

Photo of an early education teacher surrounded by students at a work table.

INQUIRE Data Toolkit: A Roadmap for Collecting Data to Improve Early Care and Education Systems

New toolkit supports state and local efforts to build strong data infrastructure for initiatives designed to measure, monitor and promote high-quality early care and education.

Child Care spelled out in children's blocks.

Lessons Learned from the State Advisory Councils’ Needs Assessments

States conducted a statewide review on the quality and availability of child care in their communities.

A young girl and boy running in the park.

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Children at risk for food insecurity can get a free meal during the summer.

Photo of Marc with his older brother and new father.

Marc's Story

Bouncing from foster home to foster home since the age of three, all Marc ever longed for was to be with his older brother Matthew and have a family of his own. At age seven his dream came true.

President Obama enters the East Room of the White House with Christian Champagne at the start of the "My Brother's Keeper," event on Feb. 27. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

My Brother’s Keeper: One Motivation, Two Perspectives

President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum establishing My Brother's Keeper Task Force to unlock the full the potential of boys and men of color.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking gets Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Journey from Victim to Survivor Central Message of Annual President’s Interagency Task Force Meeting

HHS to increase funding for services to foreign national victims of human trafficking and release grants with new funds for domestic victims.

Photo of Deb Soly and Jill Poirier and their children sitting in a park.

The Soly-Poirier Family

Most parents have nine months to prepare for the arrival of a new child into their families. Deb Soly and Jill Poirier had 12 hours.

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