The Family Room Blog

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Adaptations to a Social-Emotional Curriculum for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Families

Partnerships and collaborations between curriculum developers and stakeholders are key to serving Migrant and Seasonal Head Start children and families.

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Testing Head Start Enhancements on a Large Scale

Impacts on preschoolers’ social and emotional skills

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The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well Being

Increasing our understanding of children and families who come into contact with the Child Welfare system

Administration for Native Americans Deputy Commissioner Kim Romine welcomes Tom Vigil, the very first ANA Deputy Commissioner.

The Revolutionary Impact of the Economic Opportunity Act for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Fifty years ago the Economic Opportunity Act ushered in a new era for Tribes seeking self-determination and more control over programs intended to serve Tribal members.

ACF’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Linda K. Smith and Regional Administrator for ACF Region II Joyce Thomas attended a groundbreaking ceremony of the new Long Beach Head Start Facility.

Rebuilding Head Start in Long Beach, NY: Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Long Beach community will get a new Head Start facility thanks to the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund.

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Mapping Out Access to Health Care

HHS has developed resources to help people with new health care coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them.

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The Promise of Community Action

Office of Community Services Director reflects on the legacy and spirit of community action throughout the years.

Leslie A. Gresham, M.A., Early Childhood Educator meets with President Obama in Denver July 8, 2014.

Early Childhood Educator Meets President Obama in Denver

Conversation centered on the benefits of providing early childhood education and its impact down the road for our children and society.

Mark Greenberg

Breaking Down Silos: State and Local Efforts Now Have Toolkit to Improve Responsible Data Sharing

The ACF Confidentiality Toolkit will help state and local efforts understand how and when it is possible to share information about a family or individual, in ways consistent with confidentiality laws and requirements.

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International Youth Day: How Youth Can Combat the Stigma of Mental Health

Every year, approximately 20 percent of the world’s youth experience a mental health condition.

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