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New Resources to Support the Financial Well-being of Youth in Foster Care

The Children’s Bureau and the Office of Community Services Partner to Develop A Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care.

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Positive Gains in Indian Country: ANA and Native Communities Partnering Together for Success

The Administration for Native Americans is embarking on its 40th anniversary of providing resources to Native American communities.

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Coverage Gives Me Peace of Mind: Eyole’s #GetCovered Story

Having insurance allows Eyole to think about getting more preventive care.

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Boston Leaders and Youth Meet to Support My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Hispanic and African American young men provided several ideas at summit to improve the community.

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What We Learned from Our Comprehensive Look at Center-Based ECE Programs

New report from the National Survey of Early Care and Education offers the first portrait of early childhood programs in more than 20 years.

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Sebastian and Elsa Give the Greatest Gift: A Safe Home

After raising eight children, the couple opened their home to 18 children in the last six years.

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New Resource: The Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Family Shelters

Tool is designed to help shelters create environments that are safe and developmentally appropriate for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Equity and Excellence in the Earliest Years: Action on Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Settings

Recent data indicate expulsions and suspensions occur at high rates in preschool settings — even higher rates than in K12 school settings.

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Ali’s #GetCovered Story: Getting Insured May Have Saved My Life

Open enrollment continues until Feb.15, 2014.

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National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth Helps Young People Get Out of Crises Every Day

National Runaway Safeline executive director encourages everyone to reach out to youth.

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