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National Runaway Prevention Month: An Annual Call to Action

National Runaway Prevention Month focuses on the importance of prevention services. 

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Improving Access to Child Care for Working Families

ACF wants to offer mothers and fathers more choice and flexibility with child care, so they can choose how to balance home and work life in a way that best serves their needs, benefits their children, and allows them to fully participate in our economy.

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Bring a Principal to Your Head Start Program This October

The "Bring a Principal to Head Start" celebration coincides with Head Start Awareness Month and National Principals Month. We are celebrating it in conjunction with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the School Superintendents Association (AASA) and the National Head Start Association (NHSA).

ACF Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson

Healthy Marriage & Fatherhood Programs Make a Difference

Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson discusses ACF's efforts to support healthy marriages and responsible fatherhood.

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After the Fire: OHSEPR Connects Disaster Displaced Families to Human Services

OHSEPR continues to support families displaced from Paradise by the 2018 Camp Fire by working in partnerships across ACF and HHS.

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

Illustrates how supportive networks can strengthen families and improve outcomes for children and families involved with foster care

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Partnering to Support Families, Safeguard Children

The Children’s Bureau and the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention are partnering to support children throughout the year with a focus on community-based solutions to keep children safe and to help families thrive.

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Children's Bureau Announces 2019 Champion Awards Winners

The Children’s Bureau will honor five winners of its Champion Awards at this year’s 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The award recognizes the efforts of agencies, community-based organizations, businesses, courts, individuals, parent leaders, and others who have made exceptional contributions in promoting the health and well-being of children and families.

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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.

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