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Understanding Hispanic Diversity: A “One Size Approach” to Service Delivery May Not Fit All

New report says service providers working with Hispanic communities need to recognize that “one size fits all” program development and delivery strategies may not work and adjust their programming accordingly. 

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Obama visits Head Start

What the President’s Early Learning Initiative Means for ACF Programs

President Obama’s focus on expanding and improving programs that prepare our youngest children for school and life is unlike any presidential commitment seen in recent years.

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Better Health Insurance Choices Coming in October 2013

No matter where you live, you’ll be able to buy insurance from qualified private health plans that cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospital visits and prescriptions.

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Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon holds an orphan in Vietnam.

Improving Intercountry Adoptions

ACF Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon travels with a U.S. Congressional Delegation to Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia to explore how best to strengthen adoption processes to ensure compliance with international protocols on child welfare.

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New Report on Job Search

ACF releases a review of evidence of job search assistance programs.

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President Obama visits an early education classroom in Georgia.

President Obama’s Plan for Early Education for All Americans

Improving the quality and access of early care and education programs yields long-term benefits for our nation’s future.

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Photo of young Hispanic man working in a kitchen with information on an anti-Human Trafficking campaign "Look Beneath the Surface."

Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery

Human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world after drug dealing.

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HHS leaders hear Tribal leaders discuss issues in the 2012 Tribal Consultation.

Tribal Consultation Gets Results

ACF is determined to engage in a meaningful dialog with Tribes that results in better policy.

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National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth Changes Its Name

On January 15, the National Runaway Switchboard became the National Runaway Safeline, a federally designated national communication system funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau that connects runaway and homeless youth to services and support.

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Drawings made by participants at the Alaska Native American Summit Art.

Supporting Alaska Native Fatherhood

Nearly 100 community-based partners gathered to promote positive Native male role models through effective traditional and culturally appropriate programming.

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