The Family Room Blog

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Amanda’s Story

“In March 2010, I incorporated my ‘safety plan’ and left my husband.”

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Providing Opportunities for Men and Boys to Improve Overall Family Wellbeing

The Office of Family Assistance is exploring strategies to reengage low-income boys and men of color to increase their levels of economic stability with the goal of improving individual and family well-being.

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Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act

Today, FVPSA supports nearly 1,600 shelters, 200 Tribes and Tribal organizations, and domestic violence coalitions in 56 states and territories.

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Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action Forty Years in the Making

Youth homelessness is a complex issue that often has deep roots in family conflict, poverty and trauma.

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How to Effectively Identify and Use Federal Financing Programs

ANA shares how to “Effectively Identify and Use Federal Financing Programs” at the 2014 Fall Finance and Tribal Economies Conference.

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I’m Covered Story: Taking Control of My Health

Open enrollment begins again on Nov. 15.

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Year Up Career Pathways Program Provides Young Adults Employment Opportunities

Students in the program can reach their potential through professional careers and higher education in high demand fields such as information technology and financial operations.

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Interim Outcomes of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program

Results indicate progress and provide insight into outcomes to date for a program that will serve more than 30,000 individuals over its five years.

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Parental Depression and Young Children

More than one in six adults with at least one child has experienced depression.

There is help: thehotline.org and 1-800-799-SAFE.

Domestic Violence is a Public Health Crisis

One in four women and one in seven men have experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.

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