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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”.

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

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.

Photo of HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan with a quote about self-sufficiency.

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. 

Mother holding sad child

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.

five smiling teenagers

Teens Need Families, No Matter What

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

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