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It's No Accident: Supporting Kinship Connections, Supporting Success

With appropriate support, relative and kinship caregivers can succeed in providing a loving home to children and youth in foster care.

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Putting People at the Center: Highlighting Local Efforts to Promote Economic Mobility

Eric Hargan, HHS Deputy Secretary Programs launched the “Self-Sufficiency Series: Solutions from the Field,” a series of blogs and program profiles that will feature local programs from across the country that are getting low-income and hard-to-serve families and individuals to work.

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Head Start Working to Serve Families in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

In the devastation from Hurricane Maria, Head Start centers across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands work to rebuild and restore services in their communities.

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Finding Permanent Homes for our Nation’s Children

ACF is making great strides with helping children and teens find permanent homes through adoption and legal guardianship, but there is much work still to do. 

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Children are Victims of Domestic Violence Too

Victim services and children’s programming are and will be a critical lifeline for families in danger of experiencing ongoing violence at home, and several of ACF’s programs and partners focus on serving the entire family in a domestic violence situation.

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Research Shows Importance of “Success Sequence”

New report on millennials and avoiding poverty

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Supporting Everyday Heroes: Recruiting and Developing Resource Families

National Foster Care Month celebrates the families and individuals who work with children in foster care.

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Building Community, Building Hope: A Community-Based Approach to Preventing Child Abuse

Resources developed for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Can You Talk to Teens About Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Violence?

Tips for talking with teens about teen dating violence

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