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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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Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents

Learn about National Foster Care Month and ways to strengthen and support families.  

May is National Foster Care Month

Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents

During National Foster Care Month, we focus on ways in which the child welfare system can strengthen families, improve well-being, and increase the likelihood of successful reunification

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Stay Safe and Be Informed about COVID-19

Check out these Coronavirus (COVID-19)  resources to help yourself, your family, and your community stay healthy and informed.

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Working Together to Connect Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness with Early Head Start

FYSB and OHS collaborate to help pregnant and parenting homeless youth and their children.

Commemorating ORR 40 year Anniversary

Commemorating the 40-Year Anniversary of the Refugee Act and the Establishment of ORR

Forty years ago, the Refugee Act was signed into law, formally establishing the federal refugee resettlement program and creating the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF). While the program has seen many changes over the years, including various fluctuations in arrivals and an expansion of populations under ORR’s authority, ORR has remained flexible and committed to responding to many diverse humanitarian needs and situations.

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In Celebration of Love, Marriage and Family: National Marriage Week

Every February 7th through 14th National Marriage Week celebrates the commitment of men and women who choose to dedicate themselves to one another through marriage. Marriage ceremonies are one of our society’s most meaningful traditions, and the institution of marriage is the bedrock of America’s family life. ACF supports marriage and celebrates those who make these vows.

Deborah Bergeron, Lynn Johnson, Ed Metz (Department of ED)

Big Ideas for Early Childhood Innovation and Education Partnerships

ECD and ACF leadership involvement with the Dept of Education’s ED Games Expo 2020 which hosted the first-ever Early Childhood Development and Early Learning Expo.

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