The Family Room Blog

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HUD AND OCSE Partner to Reconnect Families and Dads

Agencies developed a new partnership to bring employment, health and legal resources to fathers who stay involved in children's lives. 

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Making Sure LGBTQ Youth Know They Are Welcome

“Brave Space” poster was designed to be colorful, engaging, and easy to understand.

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President Barack Obama hugs students during a visit to Decatur, Ga., on Feb. 14, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Bridging the Word Gap, One Baby at a Time

President pledges his partnership in making sure every single child has access to adequate support, equal opportunity, and a fair shot to fulfill his or her dreams.

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Stand Alongside Health for All Men

More than thirty years after the first diagnosis of AIDS in the United States, gay and bisexual men of all races continue to be most severely affected by HIV nationwide.

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Celebrate Summer Learning Day on June 20: Create a Plan to Strengthen Summer Opportunities for All

Recent studies show that summer learning can lead to gains in school lasting up to two years.

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On Father’s Day, A Chance to Think About the Importance of Good Dads

Research shows that a dependable fatherly presence can promote children’s social and emotional well-being, academic achievement, and many other positive outcomes.

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Summer Learning Matters: A New Mexico Child Care Program Takes Children to New Places

The Child Care and Development Fund program helps fund afterschool and summer learning for over 650,000 children each month.

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Exploring Provider Experiences Serving LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth

Research identifies a range of approaches in serving these populations.

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Etan Thomas: Providing Kids Positive Messages

NBA veteran, published poet, noted book author and blog writer Etan Thomas has been asked to be part of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

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My Father’s Story: Taking Control of Your Health

Dr. Askew urges urge men, particularly African-American men and other men of color, to know their heart health status.

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