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Strengthening Family Connections to Help Families Thrive

The Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) supports efforts that foster safe and stable environments for children and their families.

Scott Lekan, Commissioner, OCSE

Improving Child Support Collections through Noncustodial Parent Employment

Paying child support is difficult, if not impossible, without a job.

Lynn Johnson with CHI Saint Luke’s CEO and two others to announce new partnership.

ACF Announces New Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking

Lynn Johnson, ACF Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, spoke at an event with the Houston, Texas, human trafficking health consortium to announce a new partnership to combat human trafficking.

Jeannie Hovland testifying at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing

45 Years of the Native American Programs Act

ANA Commissioner Jeannie Hovland recaps her hearing and the progress ANA has made in the past 45 years.

Teens Showing Their Awareness

Strengthen Family Relationships to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Healthy parent-child relationships and communities help prevent future dating violence. Post highlights comprehensive responses to youth-serving organizations.

Hands together that show solidarity

ACF Programs Partner to Combat Human Trafficking in Native Communities

Learn how two ACF program offices are working together to raise awareness and develop new resources to end human trafficking

Commissioner Hovland pictured with elders

Celebrating Resiliency and Sovereignty this Native American Heritage Month

Here at the Administration for Native Americans (ANA), we have made it a priority to acknowledge and celebrate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

Image of boy representing NRP

Defining and Counting Youth Homelessness

Resources on defining and counting youth homelessness

Three teenage girls hugging and smiling

November is National Adoption Month

This year's National Adoption Month theme is "In Their Own Words: Lifting Up Youth Voices."

Bakers kneading dough

Dignity of Work Remains Central to Escaping Poverty

This summer, the Council of Economic Advisors highlighted the power of work as it relates to America’s social safety net. The council’s July 2018 report marks an important moment in our thinking about welfare programs -- similar to when the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program started in 1996.

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