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    States with anti-bullying laws

    South Dakota was the 49th state to implement.  Find more on cyber-bullying, prevention techniques, who’s at risk, and how to get help at www.stopbullying.gov.

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    Decrease in teen birth rate

    CDC report says teen birth rates in 2010 were the lowest in 70 years for all ages and ethnic groups.

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    People released from prison or jail who are parents

    With half a million people released from prisons and 7 million from jails each year, HUD is encouraging multifamily housing owners to develop policies and procedures that allow those formerly incarcerated to rejoin their families in HUD-assisted housing while maintaining safety for residents.

  • By 2020, the Federal Government aims to

    prevent and end youth and family homelessness.

    Learn how by reading the Opening Doors strategic plan.

  • An image of a cell phone with text that reads 23,500 calls a month

    are received by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, on average.

    More than 90 percent of callers report that this is their first call for help.

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    Median annual earnings for women in 2010

    For those 15 or older who worked year-round, full time (Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010). See Census.gov in

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    Young fathers incarcerated by age 25

    Compared to only 6% of young men without children from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research.

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    Female veterans who were homeless in 2010

    This has doubled since 2006 according to estimates in a recent GAO report.  Many of the women live with their minor children.

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    Children living with one parent in 2009

    Learn about health and safety outcomes of children, with state rankings and family stories, in 2011 Kids Count Data Book, published by the Annie E.

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