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President Obama signs the Campus Sexual Assault Presidential Memorandum during a White House Council on Women and Girls meeting on Jan. 22, 2014. (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

A Renewed Call to Action to End Rape and Sexual Assault

A new taskforce will be charged with sharing best practices, and increasing transparency, enforcement, public awareness, and interagency coordination to prevent violence and support survivors.

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Mother and adopted daughter in the kitchen, with a tagline that reads "you don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent."

New Adoption Public Service Announcements Debut this Week

PSAs encourage prospective parents to consider adopting older youth from foster care

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Collaborating to Evaluate Home Visiting Programs for Infants and Mothers

Home visiting is one of four approaches used in the Strong Start initiative and CMS, ACF, and HRSA are joining forces to evaluate this approach.

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Photo of Karen Bankhead and her daughter, Tiger.

The Bankhead Family

California writer/actor lands her best role: mother.

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I Think About Those in the Cold

ACF works to ensure our most vulnerable population has access to high quality early learning experiences by partnering in the Work Group on Ending Family Homelessness and working on early childhood development with other agencies and departments.

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The Steele Family

Ten years ago when Dana and Alan Steele decided to pursue adoption, they never dreamed their family of five would grow to a family of 14.

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The Spigner Family

A young professional opens his heart and creates a family for three teenage boys.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson gives the State of the Union Address on January 8, 1964. LBJ Library - photo by Cecil Stoughton.

Statement by the President on the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

Fifty years ago, President Johnson declared a War on Poverty to help each and every American fulfill his or her basic hopes.

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White Earth Nation Makes Great Progress in Building Stronger Early Childhood Systems

Tribal Early Learning Initiative has resulted in strong collaboration among Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care and Development Fund, and Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs.

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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

More than 20 million women, men and children around the world are victims of human trafficking.

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