Findings from Recent Report on Child Abuse and Neglect

The federal office responsible for overseeing funds and programs that support prevention of child abuse, investigations of allegations of abuse, and services for children and youth who have contact with child welfare is the Children’s Bureau at the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Each year they report data on child abuse and neglect in the nation. The data includes national statistics and statistics by each state.

This is not Goodbye

Dear DCFYI Family,

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all you for your support, and everything you have done and given me during my two years and five months serving as the Operations Coordinator with DCFYI. The conversations, support, passion, and dedication you have and shown for improving the lives of youth in care has been invaluable to me. I have learned so much while working alongside all of you, Susan, and every DCFYI teen. I hope and promise to remain a part of Family & Youth Initiative in another capacity as it continues to grow.

Lasting Holiday Memories

As a mentor for the last few years to two foster youth now in their 20’s, I have often felt like I was not able to spend enough time with them because of my work or personal obligations. I wondered if I did enough and frequently wished I could spend more time with them. I care about them and enjoy spending time with them, and I want to be a positive influence and enduring part of their lives.

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