Success Sequencing: High School Diploma, full-time job, and marriage before children
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.
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.
Ways organizations can prepare to respond to victims of domestic violence.
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.”
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.
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.
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.