The Family Room Blog

President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Johnson meet with FEMA to discuss hurricane preparedness.

Don’t Wait for a Disaster to Prepare for Recovery

By planning for recovery before a disaster, communities can ensure that health and human services needs are equally prioritized.

Photo of a wedding cake topper that features a bride and a groom.

7 Things to Know About Reporting a Life Change

Getting married, divorce, moving or having a child? You have 60 days to notify your Marketplace Insurance.

ACF/RHY Program Manager Christopher Holloway, ACF RA Carlis Williams, Urban Institute Sr. Researcher Meredith Dank, and U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III.

Regional Office Raises Public Awareness of Human Trafficking

All-day forum on human trafficking spotlights unique challenges faced by LGBTQ youth.

Photo of a teddy bear

Christopher’s Story

From foster care to a forever family: Christopher and his little brother find a permanent home with the Moore family.

South Vietnamese refugees on a U.S. Navy vessel, whose evacuation from Saigon began April 29, 1975. Photo credit: DOD.

A Public Service Highlight: Resettlement Efforts 39 Years Ago

ACF employee shares her work with resettlement efforts when the Vietnam War ended.

Photo of a child holding a father's hand.

Using Behavioral Economics to Help Incarcerated Parents Apply for Child Support Order Modifications

The intervention produced a highly statistically significant impact at relatively low cost.

Photo of Yorel and his Big Brother Jason Dieckhaus.

Know How to Plan for Specific Needs Before a Disaster

Big Brother helps prepare youth for the real world, including life's emergencies.

 

Photo of former Peace Corps Volunteer Larissa Zoot (on the right) in a Honduras mountain village where she served as a health and child survival volunteer from 1993 to 1995.

Volunteer Service and Celebration

ACF employees encourages volunteerism to build skills, broaden understanding of the world, and deepen compassion for others.

Art design showing a young teen with butterflies and flowers in the background.

Bringing Hope to Native Communities: Resources for Suicide Prevention

Native Americans are an extremely young population and youth are especially vulnerable to suicide.

Hispanic immigrant family sitting at a dinner table.

Health Insurance and New Americans

Ten things immigrant families need to know about the Marketplace.

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