Learn more about poverty and child and family welfare. Some research and information on this topic is below.
Child Welfare Information Gateway, through the US Department of Health and Human Services, provides information on topics such as child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
Office of Family Assistance through the US Department of Health and Human Services, administers federal grant programs including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Tribal programs, Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood, and Health Profession Opportunity grants. The site includes statistics on state spending on TANF and other programs.
The Child Welfare initiative, by the National Conference of State Legislatures, includes a Foster Care Bill of Rights, the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014, and Supports for Older Youth in Foster Care. It also hosts a legislative database with information on current federal and state child welfare policy developments.