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Step 1 to Success for Youth– Graduate from High School

Success Sequencing: High School Diploma, full-time job, and marriage before children

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Safe Return to School Puts Kids First

ACYF programs can most effectively serve the holistic needs of young people when we partner with public and private schools, local community and faith-based educators, and their parents by putting kids first on their safe return to school.

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Success Sequence = Optimal Health for Youth

The success sequence is a proven formula to help young people thrive and become self-sufficient. 

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Today, on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we celebrate the substantial national progress resulting from this foundational framework.

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The Community’s Role in Reducing the Impact of Domestic Violence in Times of Emergency

Ways organizations can prepare to respond to victims of domestic violence.

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The Council on Economic Mobility is Seeking Input

The Council on Economic Mobility (Council) is seeking stakeholder input through a request for information (RFI).

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Handle with Care

Research shows that exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) like witnessing violence in the home or community, can have lasting negative effects on health, well-being, and opportunity. In communities across the country, child trauma is being prevented and addressed through the use of three simple words: “Handle with Care.”

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Proactive Prevention is Key to Reducing Incidents of Suicide

When we offer proactive and preventive solutions to bullying we may also be preventing suicide. Healthy relationships with caring adults and mentors can play a pivotal role in teaching children and youth to recognize inappropriate bullying behavior and empower them to reach out for support.

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Celebrating Fathers During COVID-19

Today many parents, like Rylan’s father, have had to adapt by educating their children in kitchens and living rooms. This is crucial to Rylan’s development and today, it is important to recognize the many fathers across the country who are participating in the lives of children in a new way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Crosswinds Youth Services Uses Open Table Partnership to Help At-Risk Youth

Human services programs can benefit from helping program participants build their social capital, or relationships, networks, and community connections, that can empower them on their road to future success.

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