ACF Newsletters

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has a number of newsletters to share information with our partners and stakeholders.  They contain important news and updates about ACF's programs and key issues at the heart of our mission to foster health and well-being for the compassionate and effective delivery of human services.

Administration for Native Americans (ANA)

Title: ANA Weekly Updates  (Every Thursday)

Description: The ANA weekly newsletter is a way to keep our audience updated on what we are doing, and highlight important work being done within Indian country. The weekly newsletter also shares information about funding opportunities and webinars. 

Audience: Indigenous communities interested in finding helpful resources that are available through the federal government.  

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Children's Bureau (CB)

Title: Children’s Bureau Express (CBX) Monthly

Description: Children's Bureau Express (CBX) covers news, issues, and trends of interest to professionals and policymakers in the interrelated fields of child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption. Visit CBX to gain:

Audience: Child welfare professionals and policymakers


Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD)

Title - ECD: The Latest Visit disclaimer page (Monthly)

Description: The Office of Early Childhood’s monthly Newsletter focus is to highlight “5 Things You Need to Know” in the early childhood field. Articles include initiatives, guidance, and outreach from the White House, Office of Child Care, Office of Head Start, U.S Department of Education Offices of Early Childhood and Special Education Programs and other offices and agencies as it relates to early childhood.

Audience: public stakeholders, grantees, organizations, states, nonprofits, families and federal partners

Family and Youth Services (FYSB)

Title: APP Connect Visit disclaimer page (Quarterly)

Program: Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program 

Description: Stay up-to-date on APP Program news that highlight prevention efforts and promote strategies that work to help prepare teens for the future.

Audience: APP and FYSB grantees and professionals, other federal partners, other partner organizations with an interest in the subject of adolescent development and adolescent pregnancy prevention.

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Title: RHYTTAC Roundup Visit disclaimer page (Bi-weekly)

Program: Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program

Description: Updates for RHY grantees on training and technical assistance resources, FYSB program requirements and priorities, as well as research and events related to serving homeless youth  

Audience: RHY Grantees, FYSB staff, and other youth serving organizations (subscribed to the RHYTTAC listserv)

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Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)

Title: Child Support Report (Monthly)

Description: The Child Support Report highlights timely child support information, important initiatives, grant success stories, and innovative practices.

Audience: Federal, state, and tribal child support staff; partners; and advocates for the child support community. We also have members of the public on our list who are interested in these topics.


Office of Family Assistance (OFA)

Title: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) Newsletter Visit disclaimer page (Monthly)

Program: Health Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF)

Description: The newsletter provides information and resources to fathers, practitioners, federally-funded grantee organizations, states, tribes and tribal organizations, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families.

Audience: Fathers, Fatherhood practitioners, and federally funded grantee organizations.

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Title: HPOG (Bi-monthly)

Description: highlights compelling statistics, grantee spotlights, participant success stories, and relevant articles pertaining to the HPOG program or its grantees

Program: Health Profession Opportunities Grants (HPOG)

Audience: HPOG staff, internal grantees and stakeholders, and LISTSERV including external stakeholders

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Office of Head Start

Title: Disabilities Services Newsletter Visit disclaimer page (Monthly)

Description: This monthly newsletter is dedicated to staff working with young children with disabilities and their families.

Audience: Grantees, OHS staff, and other subscribers to our Disabilities email list.

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Title: Resources to Make You Smile! Visit disclaimer page (Monthly)

Description: This monthly newsletter provides Head Start staff with materials to promote good oral health in the classroom and at home. It also includes a recipe for a healthy snack that children can make in a Head Start classroom or at home with their families.

Audience: Grantees, OHS staff, and other subscribers to our Oral Health email list.

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Title: Small Bites (Quarterly)

Description: Quarterly newsletter on a range of health and wellness topics.

Audience: Grantees, OHS staff, and other subscribers to our Health and Wellness email list.

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

Title: OPRE News

Description: Provides updates on rigorous, relevant research and evaluation of human service programs

Audience: Researchers and Policymakers


Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP)

Title: N/A

Description: To elevate best practices, information, and resources that are relevant to our key stakeholders

Frequency: Every two months


  • Health care and behavioral health agencies, collaboratives, and providers
  • Public health professionals
  • Social service agencies, collaboratives, and professionals
  • Education agencies, collaboratives, and professionals
  • Research organizations and professionals
  • Federal, state, local, and tribal governments and professionals
  • Government-to-government state liaisons
  • Anti-trafficking organizations, task forces, and professionals
  • Anti-trafficking grantees
  • Organizations and professionals working with foreign national minors
  • Medical supply and manufacturing companies
  • Individuals at risk for human trafficking
  • Survivors of human trafficking
  • Survivor networks