The Family Room Blog

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Recognizing American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

OPRE’s work in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.

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Performance Partnership Pilot: New Program Launches to Improve the Lives of Disconnected Youth

Pilot program blends funds from five departments to test cost-effective, outcome-focused strategies to benefit youth in need.

HHS officials welcome FEMA Corps personnel.

HHS Region VI Welcomes FEMA to Talk Emergency Preparedness, Health and Human Services

Regional HHS Office and FEMA Corps held its first-ever joint event to promote emergency preparedness.

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The New Face of Homelessness

November is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.

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Honoring Those Who Help Children Find ‘Forever Families’

Adoption Excellence Awards spotlight people who contribute greatly to moving children from foster care to permanent homes.

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National Survey Explores the Perceptions of Search Process for Child Care

National Survey of Early Care and Education Household Survey suggests parents’ perceptions and search process for non-parental care vary by household income, child’s age and household race/ethnicity.

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Reviewing Home Visiting: A Look at Models for At-Risk Pregnant Women, Mothers, and Children across the Country and in Tribal Communities

Recent review of the home visting program found that three new models met the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness.

Photo of HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell being interviewed on a panel.

The Marketplace is Open!

Open enrollment in the Marketplace runs through Feb. 15, 2015.

Hispanic mother and father with child in a pumpkin patch.

Get Ready to Enroll in Marketplace Coverage

Starting Nov. 15, you’ll be able to apply and enroll in 2015 Marketplace coverage.

A student at Lakota Woglaka Wounspe, an immersion school supported by Oglala Lakota College and current ANA grantee.

Building Children’s Protective Factors : The Extra Effect of Language Programs

Positive cultural identity and confidence go hand in hand with language gains.

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