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Step 3 to Success for Youth – Get Married Before Having Children

Taking a holistic approach to teaching the benefits of healthy relationships and choices, including marriage, to achieve a brighter future.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Commissioner Hovland Recaps Historic Trip to Pacific Basin

Commissioner Jeannie Hovland describes the takeaways from her recent trip to the Pacific Basin.

Children and Families find a “Home at Head Start”

Research finds that the stresses of family homelessness can affect a child’s well-being: delaying developmental milestones, compromising health and social/emotional regulation, and making it harder for them to enter school ready for the joys of learning. Head Start’s comprehensive services approach addresses each child’s need, whether it’s a doctor or dentist visit, assessing learning delays, or helping parents set bedtime routines in a shelter.

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Addressing Family Homelessness

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently completed the final of ten listening sessions on the subject of family homelessness, one in each of the ten federal regions.

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