From Sesame Street: FREE Divorce Resources! Order Today!

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We are so appreciative of the work you do to educate, engage, and support families. We are here to support your efforts. As you may know, Sesame Workshop offersFREE resources to help you help families through difficult situations like divorce.

Our Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce project was designed to:

  • Provide tools and language to help young children (ages 2-8) cope with and understand divorce at an age-appropriate level.
  • Aid families in communicating and expressing feelings around divorce.
  • Reassure children that they will be cared for, and that—together with their families—they can learn ways to adjust to their new life and have hope for the future.

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Resource Materials: Serving our Youth and Asset Building

Webcast Series Materials: Serving our Youth: Working with Family and Youth Services Bureau, January 2016

These podcasts were produced in partnership between U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). They share information on providing resources and support for job seekers who are homeless youth, pregnant and parenting youth, or victims of domestic violence.

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NEW RESOURCE: New Bullying Prevention Online Training


New Bullying Prevention Online Training Available

Stop Bullying has launched a free online bullying prevention
and response training course
. This professional development tool provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention through long-term, communitywide prevention strategies. The self-directed training allows stakeholders to test their knowledge on the latest research, statistics, and best practices on bullying prevention and response and to earn continuing education credits.


Learn about more resources related to bullying prevention at

Access bullying prevention resources from OJJDP.

Materials Available: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) National Convening

The implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law in 2014, presents an extraordinary opportunity for the publicly-funded workforce development system. The system can now demonstrate its ability to improve job and career options for our workers, job-seekers, and youth, including those with disabilities and other barriers to employment, through an integrated, job-driven network that links diverse talent to businesses and supports the development of strong regional economies. In January 2016, collaborative teams from across the United States and its territories met in Washington, D.C., for a national convening entitled, “One Team, One Vision, One Conversation.”

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Child Welfare Outcomes 2010–2013 Available Online

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Child Welfare Outcomes 2010-2013 is now available online

Child Welfare Outcomes 2010-2013: Report to Congress is the fourteenth in a series of reports from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department). The publication is designed to inform Congress and professionals related to the child welfare field about national and State performance on several measures of outcomes for children served by child welfare systems throughout the country. The outcomes address the safety, permanency, and well-being of the children, and focus on widely accepted performance objectives for child welfare practice.

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News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

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Your Participation in the Point-in-Time Count Matters More Than Ever

As point-in-time counts take place across the country over the next few weeks, Executive Director Matthew Doherty reflects on the importance of counting people experiencing homelessness and the amazing efforts of organizers and volunteers alike.

First Lady Addresses Mayors, Encourages Continued Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness

At last week’s U.S. Conference of Mayors, First Lady Michelle Obama commended communities for their progress so far, and reiterated her support — and that of the entire Obama Administration — for ending Veteran homelessness everywhere.

Watch Mrs. Obama’s full remarks. Read the transcript.

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Popular Child Welfare News and Information from NCWWI – February 2016


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Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse February 2016 Newsletter

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February is African American History month and the SSRC is highlighting recent research on parenting and child support and how these issues impact African American families. This newsletter also provides information on our new Emerging Scholar, Dr. Sarah Kimberlin, and events including an upcoming SSRC webinar on connecting opportunity youth to work, and OPRE’s 2016 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS).

Long-term consequences of adolescent parenthood among African-American urban youth: A propensity score matching approach

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NCFY News | February 11, 2016 with Funding Opportunities

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February 11, 2016

The Family and Youth Services Bureau is accepting applications for the State Personal Responsibility Education Program, also known as PREP! Interested applicants should submit their materials by February 29.

This February, Educate Yourself on Ways to Prevent and End Teen Dating Violence
Federal News —— Join the Family and Youth Services Bureau and its partners for a number of events scheduled for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. read more

4 Ways to Prevent Violence By Promoting Healthy Relationships During Childhood
Program Strategies —— See how two organizations in Colorado and Michigan are teaching children about safe, respectful boundaries. read more Continue reading