The Family Room Blog

A doctor examines a young girl.

Managing Psychotropic Medications for Children and Youth in Foster Care

This week, the Administration for Children and Families, along with its partners in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), brought together child welfare, Medicaid, and mental health leaders from all 50 States and the District of Columbia to work collaboratively to strengthen efforts in managing psychotropic medications for children and youth in foster care.

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More ACF programs are using social media to promote services

Every month, more Administration for Children and Families programs are coming online and promoting their services on the Internet with social media tools. Have you subscribed or “friended” these pages yet?

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DOT Sec. Ray LaHood, parent of heatstroke victim Reggie McKinnon, and HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius.

Agencies unite to reduce heatstroke deaths in the United States

Department of Transportation and Health and Human Services take the "Look Before You Lock" Campaign to Head Start and Child Care providers.

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Refugee woman in a market selling her product.

Urban Refugees: Living in Cities, Connected to Camps

An ACF employee currently in Nairobi, Kenya, participating in a global health training program shares her experiences from inside refugee communities.

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Sister Berta gives George Sheldon a tour of the shelter.

Sr. Berta Shows Us All How to Break Through

ACF faith-based partner Operation Breakthrough has become a successful resource center for a community in need.

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A mother tucks an adopted child into bed.

New Adoption and Foster Care Data Continues Positive Trends with Caseload Decline

ACF released its most recent Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, or AFCARS report, which includes some encouraging statistics about child welfare in the United States.

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