Families

Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference

Registration for 2014 Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference Open

Free conference will be held May 28-30, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Deadline to register is May 9.

Photo of a children's drawing that shows hand prints and the words: Dempson - I want to be a dinosaur.

"I Want to be a Dinosaur"

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow writes about the great work being done in Baltimore to help the homeless. 

Child Care spelled out in children's blocks.

Lessons Learned from the State Advisory Councils’ Needs Assessments

States conducted a statewide review on the quality and availability of child care in their communities.

A young girl and boy running in the park.

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Children at risk for food insecurity can get a free meal during the summer.

Photo of Marc with his older brother and new father.

Marc's Story

Bouncing from foster home to foster home since the age of three, all Marc ever longed for was to be with his older brother Matthew and have a family of his own. At age seven his dream came true.

President Obama enters the East Room of the White House with Christian Champagne at the start of the "My Brother's Keeper," event on Feb. 27. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

My Brother’s Keeper: One Motivation, Two Perspectives

President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum establishing My Brother's Keeper Task Force to unlock the full the potential of boys and men of color.

Photo of Deb Soly and Jill Poirier and their children sitting in a park.

The Soly-Poirier Family

Most parents have nine months to prepare for the arrival of a new child into their families. Deb Soly and Jill Poirier had 12 hours.

A colorful mosaic that shows a family with the words Making Meaningful Connections.

Avoid being FROZEN out!

The 19th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect - Making Meaningful Connections

A mother feeding her infant.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Must Start Early

Quality early care and education programs can positively affect later health outcomes.

Artwork of drawings and photos of children and families that include the words "Making Meaning Connections" - 2014 Prevention Resource Guide

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

This year, we celebrate the theme "Making Meaningful Connections" to help protect children and youth and strengthen families.

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