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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."

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Dignity of Work Remains Central to Escaping Poverty

This summer, the Council of Economic Advisors highlighted the power of work as it relates to America’s social safety net. The council’s July 2018 report marks an important moment in our thinking about welfare programs -- similar to when the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program started in 1996.

ACF leadership with Strong Families Commission Incorporated leadership and staff.

Putting Fathers and Families at the Center of ACF Programs

ACF is increasing its commitment to putting fathers and families at the center of our work by promoting engagement across all of our programs and doing more to support fathers in becoming more involved in their children's lives.

FVPSA Leveraging Federal Partnerships to improve support services

Partner with FVPSA to Help Domestic Violence Survivors

FVPSA partnerships meet domestic violence victims’ needs.

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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.

Acting Assistant Secretary Steven Wagner on panel with other ACF political leadership at the 2018 APHSA summit

Advancing ACF Priorities with National, State, County and Local Partners

ACF political leadership highlight priorities for engaging families at the 2018 National Health and Human Services Summit.

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.

Children First SHARP (Supporting Parents, Holistic Case Management, Access to Employment, Reaching Goals, Positive Parenting) is an evidence-based model for serving noncustodial parents.

Co-Location: Kenosha County’s Strategy to Move Parents to Work

Children First SHARP is an evidence-based model for serving noncustodial parents, standing on the shoulders of its predecessors. This is the fourth installment of the “Self-Sufficiency Series: Solutions from the Field”.

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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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