The Family Room Blog

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What Communities Need to Know about Child Sex Trafficking

Human traffickers thrive on manipulating the hopes, dreams, and needs of children and adults into various forms of exploitation.

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President Obama’s Early Learning Initiative

Supporting Children with Disabilities

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Look Before You Lock: Losing One Child is Too Many

As temperatures rise, it is more important than ever to look BEFORE you lock.

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A Look Ahead for the Early Childhood State Advisory Councils

How State Advisory Councils are improving Early Childhood Programs nationwide

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

One in five Americans will experience a mental health problem in their lifetimes, yet nearly two-thirds of people that are diagnosed with a mental illness do not seek treatment.

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What Does One Million Look Like? It Is A Lot

How homelessness is affecting our youngest children

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Boston Celebrates Healthy Food and Physical Activity in Child Care

Boston is recognizing family child care providers and centers for achieving the goals of Let’s Move! Child Care – promoting healthier food, nutritious drinks, increased physical activity, less screen time, and infant feeding.

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ANA and CMS Health Care Marketplace Enrollment Outreach Partnership

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

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Head Start Provided Boost I Needed to Become Tech Entrepreneur

Software development firm owner credits Head Start for putting her on a path to success.

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Acting Assistant Secretary Welcomes Tribal Leaders for ACF Consultation

ACF headquarters joined by Regional offices in a first-ever combined face-to-face and virtual Tribal Consultation.

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