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July 20, 2016

Ed note: This post appeared in the ACF Family Room Blog and was originally posted by the FYSB National Clearinghouse for Families and Youth. View the post here.

Yvonne,* a current intern at Street Poets Inc., first came to the organization at age 16. She grew up in an area saturated with gang violence, where sex traffickers and pimps would approach her and try to lure her into prostitution. Using a range of creative programs and... Continue Reading

June 08, 2016

Ed note: This post originally appeared in the ACF Family Room Blog. View the original post here.

As summer approaches, we want to highlight the importance of community summer jobs programs, and share a set of resources that may be helpful to community efforts.

A well-structured summer jobs program can provide important benefits to its participants and the community as a whole. First, it may provide the first opportunity for a... Continue Reading

June 26, 2014

Ed. Note: This story originally appeared on the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.

For families across the country, including mine, Father’s Day is a time to recognize dads and other male role models, spend quality time across generations, and think about the values we share with one another.

It’s not just common sense that fathers matter. Research shows that a dependable fatherly presence can promote children’s... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

Addressing fatherhood can play a key role in the addressing youth violence in our communities. This reality was recently front and center at a session of a two day working session of cities participating in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

 

Howard Spivak, MD, Director Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Joseph Jones, Jr., President, Center for Urban Families,... Continue Reading