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Stay updated on recent work to give every child a safe start.

A Historic Win: Family First Preservation Services Act

On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed into law the landmark bipartisan Family First Prevention Services Act, as part of Division E in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892). Family First includes long-overdue historic reforms to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care, emphasizes the importance of children growing up in families and helps ensure children are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like setting appropriate to their special needs when foster care is needed.

Recent Blogs

  • Thinking of Our Children During the State of the Union Address

    Tonight President Trump will address the nation as he delivers his State of the Union remarks. Reports suggest he will present a “relentless optimism,” but our newly-released annual report—State of American’s Children 2020—offers a dramatically different picture: the current state of our children is unacceptable and must be urgently addressed.

  • New Report Shows Slight Increase in Child Abuse and Neglect

    Earlier this month, the Children’s Bureau released Child Maltreatment 2018, the 29th annual report from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS).

  • Children Need Amazing Parents, Not Discrimination

    Supporting and affirming the loving parents who provide homes for children in foster care is in the best interest of those kids. To fulfill our duty to children, it is imperative that we build policies that help foster and adoptive parents be the best they can be.

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