Administration for Children and Families - ACF

Administration for Children and Families - ACF The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) promotes the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. We promote the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services.

Mission: To foster health and well-being by providing federal leadership, partnership and resources for the compassionate and effective delivery of human services.

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January is #BirthDefectsPreventionMonth! Not all birth defects can be prevented, but there are things expectant mothers ...
02/01/2021

January is #BirthDefectsPreventionMonth! Not all birth defects can be prevented, but there are things expectant mothers can do to increase their chance of having a healthy baby. Explore Head Start resources on the ECLKC: https://buff.ly/2Q5ugri

02/01/2021
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We’re thrilled to announce the “Voices of Freedom” initiative, a collaboration with StoryCorps to preserve and share the stories of survivors of human trafficking and allied professionals. Learn More: . #EndTrafficking

On 1/26, disability service coordinators can join Head Start for a conversation on how to help families support children...
02/01/2021

On 1/26, disability service coordinators can join Head Start for a conversation on how to help families support children with disabilities during #COVID19. Register for the event here: https://buff.ly/3p29WJP

Interested in going beyond red flags and learning more about human trafficking?  Check out the SOAR to Health and Wellne...
01/29/2021
SOAR Online | National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center

Interested in going beyond red flags and learning more about human trafficking? Check out the SOAR to Health and Wellness online trainings for more information on how to respond to human trafficking in a trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate way: #EndTrafficking

12 normal right Training Results After completing SOAR to Health and Wellness Module: 99.6% felt confident they could apply the knowledge and skills they learned when they returned to work. SOAR Online is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the U.S. Department of Health a...

Want to help raise awareness and #EndTrafficking? Download and share free resources from OTIP's Look Beneath the Surface...
01/28/2021

Want to help raise awareness and #EndTrafficking? Download and share free resources from OTIP's Look Beneath the Surface campaign. https://buff.ly/2MZ2EID #TacklingTrafficking

Families are dealing with a wide range of emotions during the #COVID19 pandemic. Our list of crisis and support hotlines...
01/28/2021

Families are dealing with a wide range of emotions during the #COVID19 pandemic. Our list of crisis and support hotlines provide families with free #counseling, resources, and support from qualified providers. Take a look: https://buff.ly/3qJB00V

Have you or someone you know experienced human trafficking? Help is available. The National Human Trafficking Hotline pr...
01/27/2021

Have you or someone you know experienced human trafficking? Help is available. The National Human Trafficking Hotline provides free, confidential help, 24/7. Call: 1-888-373-7888; Text: HELP to 233733 (BEFREE); or Chat: https://buff.ly/2MOFyUO #EndTrafficking

As youth age out of foster care, receiving guidance and support can help prepare them for self-sufficiency. Visit our Yo...
01/27/2021

As youth age out of foster care, receiving guidance and support can help prepare them for self-sufficiency. Visit our Youth in Transition webpage to find resources about the various areas that youth may need support as they transition into adulthood. https://buff.ly/3rUJDag

01/26/2021

"Behavioral health and wellness" refers to a strengths-based approach to health involving the mental, physical, social, and emotional well-being of individuals. Learn more about behavioral health and wellness here. #ChildWelfare #SocialWork https://buff.ly/2YH0zUU

The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) provides technical assistance for organ...
01/26/2021
Home | National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center

The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) provides technical assistance for organizations and communities. The team of expert consultants, including many with lived experience, stand ready to demonstrate their support in a variety of ways—and NHTTAC continues to provide updates and access to new and existing resources. Learn more about how NHTTAC can help you and your organization address human trafficking: #EndTrafficking #HumanTrafficking

Our hearts go out to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During this uncertain time, NHTTAC remains strong in its efforts to support you by providing remote technical assistance for your organizations and communities. Our team of expert consultants, including many with lived experience, stand r...

01/26/2021

The effects of parental incarceration and the disruption of family relationships can have very negative outcomes for children. Learn about programs, activities, services, and more to help support families during incarceration and the release periods. https://buff.ly/3rNuzv3

Are you looking to honor a loved one, victim to the crisis of Missing and Murdered Native Americans? Administration for ...
01/25/2021

Are you looking to honor a loved one, victim to the crisis of Missing and Murdered Native Americans? Administration for Children and Families - ACF MMNA Framework recognizes those who have gone missing or have been murdered through a remembrance shawl. The 15-foot-long shawl is inscribed with the names of those lost, and will hang in commemoration in the ANA office in Washington, D.C. To add a name to the shawl please email [email protected]

01/25/2021

Between 2011-2017, 37% of human trafficking cases reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline involving American Indians and Alaska Natives included youth victims. Learn more about how to give Native youth the tools to #EndTrafficking:
http://acf.hhs.gov/otip/resource/nativeyouth #TacklingTrafficking

01/22/2021
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DYK? Foreign national adults in the United States who have experienced #HumanTrafficking are eligible for certain benefits and services. Certification Letters issued by the Office on Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services let individuals who have experienced trafficking and meet certain eligibility rules apply for the same benefits and services as refugees. Learn more:
#EndTrafficking

01/21/2021

If you or someone you know has experienced human trafficking, help is available. Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline for free, confidential help, 24/7. Call: 1-888-373-7888; Text: HELP to 233733 (BEFREE); or Chat: https://buff.ly/2MOFyUO #EndTrafficking

Masks are an additional step to help prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. They provide a barrier that kee...
01/20/2021

Masks are an additional step to help prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. They provide a barrier that keeps respiratory droplets from spreading.

Take these 4 steps for the most protection against COVID-19:

Wear masks✔️
Stay 6 feet apart✔️
Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated places✔️
Wash your hands✔️
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/masks-protect-you-and-me.htmlhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/masks-protect-you-and-me.html

01/20/2021

Share free resources from OTIP's Look Beneath the Surface campaign to help raise awareness and #EndTrafficking. https://buff.ly/2MZ2EID #TacklingTrafficking

Tips for Dads of Teens. This tip sheet offers dads insights related to common adolescent behaviors, teen-parenting needs...
01/20/2021
Tip Card for Dads of Teens | Fatherhood.gov

Tips for Dads of Teens. This tip sheet offers dads insights related to common adolescent behaviors, teen-parenting needs, and cyberbullying statistics. Links to resources are provided for those who would like to learn more.

This tip sheet offers dads insights related to common adolescent behaviors, teen-parenting needs, and cyberbullying statistics. Links to references are provided for those who would like to learn more.

How does stress affect new fathers? Check out these tips to help new fathers cope with stress:
01/19/2021
New Dads | Fatherhood.gov

How does stress affect new fathers? Check out these tips to help new fathers cope with stress:

With the new year, what better time to celebrate new dads! Becoming a dad, whether by birth, marriage, or adoption, is a life altering experience that comes with no instruction manual. Ross Noble, an English stand-up comedian, stated in a recent article, “A baby to me is like buying a new gadget t...

Are you looking for some great father and son bonding activities?
01/19/2021
Father and Son Bonding Activities | All Pro Dad

Are you looking for some great father and son bonding activities?

Putting in the time with your son could be the type of love he never forgets. These 5 father and son bonding activities are a great place to start.

These snack ideas should help families eat healthy on a budget! Learn how to encourage healthy eating habits: https://bu...
01/18/2021

These snack ideas should help families eat healthy on a budget! Learn how to encourage healthy eating habits: https://buff.ly/2u0lPrv

01/18/2021
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Interested in learning more about the intersection between youth who run from foster care and human trafficking? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently published a brief examining the link between foster care runaway episodes and human trafficking: #EndTrafficking #TacklingTrafficking

Play benefits every aspect of child development. Children learn social skills, language, problem-solving, and their bodi...
01/18/2021

Play benefits every aspect of child development. Children learn social skills, language, problem-solving, and their bodies through play. More on the benefits of play here: https://buff.ly/36u1I3P

01/14/2021
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ICYMI: The White House released the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking on October 19, 2020. The Action Plan calls upon agencies across the U.S. government to commit to actions that strengthen prevention of human trafficking, protect victims through intervention and support, and hold traffickers accountable through investigation and prosecution.http://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/NAP-to-Combat-Human-Trafficking.pdf #EndTrafficking #TacklingTrafficking

Brief relaxation breaks can help you manage stress throughout the day. Learn about the S.O.F.T. relaxation strategy with...
01/14/2021

Brief relaxation breaks can help you manage stress throughout the day. Learn about the S.O.F.T. relaxation strategy with three short videos on the ECLKC.

Watch: https://buff.ly/2S0ePoW

Head Start programs play an important role in identifying, supporting, and connecting families experiencing homelessness...
01/13/2021

Head Start programs play an important role in identifying, supporting, and connecting families experiencing homelessness to resources that can help keep them healthy. More information here: https://buff.ly/387Z83F

#PovertyAwarenessMonth

Planning, identifying, managing, and sustaining funding is critical to providing effective services and improving outcom...
01/13/2021

Planning, identifying, managing, and sustaining funding is critical to providing effective services and improving outcomes for children, youth, and families. Read these resources for help. https://buff.ly/38fIZwh

01/13/2021
www.acf.hhs.gov

In FY 2020, 56% of emergency services requests received by the National Human Trafficking Hotline were for emergency shelter. Housing continues to be a pressing need for those who have left or are attempting to leave human trafficking or other exploitative situations. Check out the new Housing and Economic Mobility Toolkit for more information:
#EndTrafficking #TacklingTrafficking

In 2020, 27 percent of 17-year-olds in foster care were referred for substance use treatment. Being able to recognize th...
01/12/2021

In 2020, 27 percent of 17-year-olds in foster care were referred for substance use treatment. Being able to recognize the signs can help you support youth. Learn more in this publication. https://buff.ly/3ncrpNN

01/12/2021
www.acf.hhs.gov

Download and share free resources from OTIP's Look Beneath the Surface campaign to help raise awareness and #EndTrafficking. #TacklingTrafficking

When considering how to respond to youth who have run away from foster care, caseworkers should be prepared to ask quest...
01/12/2021

When considering how to respond to youth who have run away from foster care, caseworkers should be prepared to ask questions like, "What led the youth to leave their placement?", "Did the placement address the youth’s needs?", or "Was there an incident that caused the youth to run away from their placement?" https://buff.ly/394nMEw

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