at-risk families

A child gives a card to their father.

Federal Clearinghouse Supports Strong Fathers, Families
Learn about the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, funded by the ACF Office of Family Assistance.

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Implementing Mental Health Screenings for Children and Youth in Family Shelters
A shelter-based pilot program in Jacksonville, Florida, explores the possibility of connecting homeless children and youth to mental health services.

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NCFY Reads: ‘Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals’
An anti-trafficking advocate and survivor shares her personal experience and what it takes to identify and support trafficked young people.

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Do Risky Family Environments Impact Dating Relationships?
Researchers set out to explore how young couples may be shaped by their childhood experiences at home.

Young parents with their baby.

Investigating How to Help Urban Minority Teens 'Co-Parent'
Through pilot tests, researchers developed an intervention to teach teen parents how to work together to care for their children.

A young person wearing a hoodie stands in front of graffiti

'Margins of the Margins': FYSB Grantee Coordinates Response to Trafficking in New York
Learn about Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families, one of three organizations awarded a demonstration grant to help victims of severe trafficking.

Photograph of a teen girl crouching on the sidewalk.

Research Roundup: Why Do Young People Run Away?
Three recent studies shed light on the factors that may make teens more likely to run away or become homeless.

Q&A: Bringing Family Strengths to the Forefront
Amy Syvertson of the Search Institute talks about their new study measuring U.S. families' strengths.

A young woman writing.

Teens' Essays on Parent Relationships
In this series of articles published by Youth Communication, young people write about their relationships with their parents.

Photograph of an African American father with his family.

Primary Sources: African American Teen Fathers' Perspectives on Fatherhood
Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 30 African American fathers, ages 14 to 19 years old, to learn how this group felt about fatherhood.


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