The Family Room Blog

Photo of a house destroyed by floods, laying on the side of a damaged road in Colorado. Photo courtesy of Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

A National Preparedness Week in Colorado

A major disaster during National Preparedness Month provides a stern reminder to be prepared.

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Two New Reports Describe Patterns of Children’s Experiences in Child Welfare System

Data used comes from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, a longitudinal study about the children who come in contact with the child welfare system

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Why Obesity Matters

September is National Childhood Obesity Month.

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ANA Commissioner Sparks Reflects on Global Tribal Issues

Sharing Lessons on Tribal Consultation Policy with Indigenous Communities Abroad

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Rev. Brook Bello of More Too Life, Inc.; Acting Assistant Sec. George Sheldon; and Minh Dang, Human Trafficking scholar.

Much Anticipated Child Welfare Guidance on Human Trafficking Released

Guidance is a road map for how to identify, engage, serve and ultimately restore victims.

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Photo of Traci Lucien and her daughter Talynn.

Meet The Lucien Family

For Traci Lucien of Laurel, Maryland, the bond she formed with her adopted daughter took place before they ever met.

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Who Has Time for Preparedness Anyway?

You have a plan to pick up your kids from soccer practice, but what if the plan is derailed by disaster – do you have a plan for that?

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New Affordable Care Act Webpage for Early Childhood

Learn more about how the ACA will effect early childhood programs

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Pens, Paper, Pencils and Preparedness!

As you prepare for the school year begins, you should also ask yourself, is your family ready if the unexpected occurs?

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The Lucky Ones: Dolores and John Groves-Marshall

Adopting children with disabilities completes a family in Killeen, Texas.

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