The Family Room Blog

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New Measures Developed to Assess Quality of Family and Provider/Teacher Relationships

Research indicates the relationship between the early child care provider/teacher and the parent can contribute to a child’s school readiness.

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The Barto Family

When Margaret became available for adoption, her foster family knew that she was meant to stay with them. They all knew that she was home.

Jace Killsback and his family in the park.

New Health Coverage Options for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Members of federally recognized tribes can enroll in the Marketplace at any time.

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Jaquel’s Story

“I want to help dispel the myth that youth from foster care can’t be successful."

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A Message of Thanksgiving

The Office of Refugee Resettlement and its partners provided humanitarian services to more than 175,000 people this past year.

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Carlos’ #GetCovered Story: Getting My Own Health Insurance for the First Time

Open enrollment for 2015 health care coverage through the Marketplace is already underway.

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Recognizing American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

OPRE’s work in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.

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Performance Partnership Pilot: New Program Launches to Improve the Lives of Disconnected Youth

Pilot program blends funds from five departments to test cost-effective, outcome-focused strategies to benefit youth in need.

HHS officials welcome FEMA Corps personnel.

HHS Region VI Welcomes FEMA to Talk Emergency Preparedness, Health and Human Services

Regional HHS Office and FEMA Corps held its first-ever joint event to promote emergency preparedness.

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The New Face of Homelessness

November is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.

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