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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.

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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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Putting People at the Center: Highlighting Local Efforts to Promote Economic Mobility

Eric Hargan, HHS Deputy Secretary Programs launched the “Self-Sufficiency Series: Solutions from the Field,” a series of blogs and program profiles that will feature local programs from across the country that are getting low-income and hard-to-serve families and individuals to work.

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Rising to the Opioid Challenge

Addressing the needs of low-income individuals and families impacted by opioids.

Father with his arm lovingly around his teenaged son's shoulder.

Finding Permanent Homes for our Nation’s Children

ACF is making great strides with helping children and teens find permanent homes through adoption and legal guardianship, but there is much work still to do. 

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Children are Victims of Domestic Violence Too

Victim services and children’s programming are and will be a critical lifeline for families in danger of experiencing ongoing violence at home, and several of ACF’s programs and partners focus on serving the entire family in a domestic violence situation.

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Teens Need Families, No Matter What

Providing resources and support on adopting youth from foster care for families and professionals

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FYSB Works with Federal Partners to Enhance Safety for Domestic Violence Victims

FYSB partners with agencies to addresses family homelessness, health care, and prevention of domestic violence

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What are the Red Flags of Domestic Violence?

The dynamics of domestic violence and where to get help.

Father holding babgy girl with mother looking over his shoulder.

Working to Serve the Whole Family

A new two-year initiative brings together communities and policymakers to help families become economically stable.

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