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Celebrating National Healthy Marriage Week

During National Marriage Week, we recognize the economic, health, and emotional benefits of marriage and the positive effects on children’s well-being.

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Collaboration is Key to Addressing Youth Relationship Violence

Collaboration between the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s (FYSB) three programs, Family Violence Prevention and Services, Runaway and Homeless Youth, and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, is critical in working to end the many forms of violence that affect youth, decrease the likelihood of future violence, and increase the health and wellbeing of those being served.

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Teen Dating Violence: 1 in 10 is Too Many

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)

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Our North Star: Transforming Human Services through Strategic Partnerships with Communities

A new report commissioned by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the American Public Human Services Association shares our vision for how we can strengthen the human services ecosystem by joining forces with community based organizations and other partners.

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Combating Trafficking: Native Youth Toolkit on Human Trafficking

ACF offices partner to combat trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native youth

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Head Start Working to Serve Families in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

In the devastation from Hurricane Maria, Head Start centers across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands work to rebuild and restore services in their communities.

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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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