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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.

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.

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Defining and Counting Youth Homelessness

Resources on defining and counting youth homelessness

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November is National Adoption Month

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

One Thing Campaign image with yellow backgroud and girl striding towards change.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! What’s Your #1Thing?

Prevalence statistics about domestic and dating violence and link to fact sheet of ideas for promoting DVAM.

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Delivering on the Promise of Data Exchange and Interoperability

Interoperability, data integration, and data-informed decision-making are essential elements in the delivery of effective human service programs.

Mission West Virginia is a relationship-focused program that teaches communication skills

Preparing Youth for Success in West Virginia

Mission West Virginia’s T.H.I.N.K. program is working to equip youth with the tools to successfully transition into adulthood and to become self-sufficient.

Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapid, MI is at the forefront of helping at-risk youth with educational and employment opportunities.

Beyond Pregnancy Prevention: Preparing Youth for the Future

A federally-funded program in Madison Heights, Michigan, provides employment and educational opportunities to youth who age out of foster care. This is the sixth installment of the “Self-Sufficiency Series: Solutions from the Field”

NYC P3 provides education/occupational training for young parents with child care for their children

New Child Care Solutions to Support Working Families

New York City Performance Partnership Pilot provides education/occupational training for young parents with child care for their children.

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