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Step 2 to Success for Youth: Get a Full-Time Job

Step 2 of the Success Sequence Series

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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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Safe Return to School Puts Kids First

ACYF programs can most effectively serve the holistic needs of young people when we partner with public and private schools, local community and faith-based educators, and their parents by putting kids first on their safe return to school.

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

Learn about National Foster Care Month and ways to strengthen and support families.  

May is National Foster Care Month

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

During National Foster Care Month, we focus on ways in which the child welfare system can strengthen families, improve well-being, and increase the likelihood of successful reunification

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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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