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National Runaway Prevention Month: An Annual Call to Action

National Runaway Prevention Month focuses on the importance of prevention services. 

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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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Defining and Counting Youth Homelessness

Resources on defining and counting youth homelessness

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