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Telling Fathers’ Stories, Improving Father Services

In search of effective services for dads.

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Preparing Children for Natural Disasters Reassures Their Safety

Make it a family affair when preparing emergency kids and communication plans.

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Office of Head Start Proposes Revised Program Performance Standards

Helping grantees focus on what’s important.

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ACF is Funding Research to Strengthen Subsidized Employment Efforts

Thirteen programs in 10 locations around the country are spotlighted in evaluation.

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HPOG Program Reduces Barriers to Encourage Male Participation in Health Care Professions

Only one out of five individuals in the health care field are male.

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Safety for All Members of Our Families

Domestic violence affects all members of the family, including pets.

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HHS Secretary Debuts New Campaign to Increase Health Literacy Among Newly Insured

'Healthy Self' promotes health literacy, nutrition and exercise across the nation.

Look Beneath the Surface: Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery

ACF Creates New Office on Trafficking in Persons

Strengthening our efforts to serve victims of trafficking across human services systems.

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ACF Releases Nearly $34 million to Help Low-income Households with Home Energy Crisis and Summer Cooling Needs

This additional award represents the final funding available to LIHEAP grantees.

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ACF Fellow Commemorates Refugee Day with Young Scholars

Preschoolers in Georgia learn about refugees during story time.

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