The Family Room Blog

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Who are Disconnected Youth? A Look at Victims of Child Maltreatment

Three years after being reported as a victim of maltreatment, 15 percent of youth ages 16-24 meet the criteria for being “disconnected.”

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Trends in Healthcare Workforce and Employment

Implications for training and support programs.

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I’m Covered Stories: A Just-in-Time Convert to Health Insurance

Robert realized late last year that he had a growth on his tonsils. He got covered through the Health Insurance Marketplace and made his first doctor’s appointment.

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The Kerin Family

Brothers Joe, Cody and Brandon tell people that being adopted is one of the best things that ever happened to them.

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Anne's I'm Covered Story

Insuring against the 'What-Ifs.'

William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner, Family and Youth Services Bureau

Two Anniversaries, One Goal: Celebrating the Runaway & Homeless Youth and Family Violence Prevention & Services Acts

Associate Commissioner highlights goals of Runaway & Homeless Youth and Family Violence Prevention & Services Acts on historic anniversaries.

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CMS Kicks Off Effort to Help Marketplace Enrollees Stay Covered and Re-Enroll

Consumers should come back to HealthCare.gov, reach out to the call center, or visit with an in-person assister to make sure they choose the plan that best meets their needs starting Nov. 15.

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November is National Adoption Month

Two-thirds of the 102,000 children and youth in the U.S. foster care system have a sibling in foster care.

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Head Start Champion Retires After 42 Years of Service

Former Head Start parent, volunteer and federal worker talks about the program that benefitted her family

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Sil Lai’s Story

"I finally got out of the relationship after one too many trips to the emergency room."

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