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The Community’s Role in Reducing the Impact of Domestic Violence in Times of Emergency

Ways organizations can prepare to respond to victims of domestic violence.

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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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Stay Safe and Be Informed about COVID-19

Check out these Coronavirus (COVID-19)  resources to help yourself, your family, and your community stay healthy and informed.

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In Celebration of Love, Marriage and Family: National Marriage Week

Every February 7th through 14th National Marriage Week celebrates the commitment of men and women who choose to dedicate themselves to one another through marriage. Marriage ceremonies are one of our society’s most meaningful traditions, and the institution of marriage is the bedrock of America’s family life. ACF supports marriage and celebrates those who make these vows.

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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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Fanning the Fatherhood FIRE Unifies Human Services Vision

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) hosted the historic fatherhood Summit to support the concept that fathers are essential to the healthy social, emotional, and economic well-being of their children and families. The theme, Fanning the Fatherhood FIRE, increased attention to fathers as Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential contributors to their children, families, communities and society.

Children and Families find a “Home at Head Start”

Research finds that the stresses of family homelessness can affect a child’s well-being: delaying developmental milestones, compromising health and social/emotional regulation, and making it harder for them to enter school ready for the joys of learning. Head Start’s comprehensive services approach addresses each child’s need, whether it’s a doctor or dentist visit, assessing learning delays, or helping parents set bedtime routines in a shelter.

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Addressing Family Homelessness

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently completed the final of ten listening sessions on the subject of family homelessness, one in each of the ten federal regions.

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Foster Care Resources for Tribes

Resources are available for tribal families looking to participate in foster care

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