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After the Fire: OHSEPR Connects Disaster Displaced Families to Human Services

OHSEPR continues to support families displaced from Paradise by the 2018 Camp Fire by working in partnerships across ACF and HHS.

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

Illustrates how supportive networks can strengthen families and improve outcomes for children and families involved with foster care

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Strengthen Family Relationships to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Healthy parent-child relationships and communities help prevent future dating violence. Post highlights comprehensive responses to youth-serving organizations.

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.

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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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Rising to the Opioid Challenge

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

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Family First a Good First Step, but True Prevention is Key

Jerry Milner writes for The Chronicle of Social Change on how we can move from Family First to true prevention.

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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The Dignity of Work and Welfare Reform

Strengthening our nation’s work requirements is a critical element of moving welfare recipients from dependency to self-sufficiency and providing a foundation to build and promote a better quality of life.

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Supporting Everyday Heroes: Recruiting and Developing Resource Families

National Foster Care Month celebrates the families and individuals who work with children in foster care.

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