The Family Room Blog

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Meet The Castillo Family

Adoptive parents share their experiences of family traditions, vacations and welcome dinners bestowed on each child who enters the Castillo home.

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HHS Announces New Action on Health and Human Trafficking at Clinton Global Initiative

Funds will be invested in a national technical working group that will strengthen the coordination of medical and health system responses to human trafficking.

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Lights Turn Back On In Government, Stay On In Afterschool Programs

More than 8,000 Lights on Afterschool events highlight the importance of high quality programs for school-age children.

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Innovation in Child Welfare Continues with 8 New Title IV-E Waiver Demonstrations

New York, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Rhode Island given flexibility with foster care funds to spur innovation.

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Health Reform: A Critical Social Justice Frontier

A new way to find health care coverage begins.

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Preparedness Year-Round – 'We Have Seen'

Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response works hard to provide information and tools to better prepare ACF programs and the individuals, families and communities served by them.

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Emergency Preparedness with Dad

How does a single father have enough time to discuss emergency preparedness with his two sons?

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Helping Families and Providers Prepare for Emergencies

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.

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University of Guam Receives a Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Grant

School took part in ANA's Project Planning and Development training to improve its chances to obtain a grant and submit a winning application.

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Emergency Preparedness for the Rest of Us

Living life paycheck to paycheck, emergency preparedness was the least of Amy Grissom's worries. But prepared families recover much faster than unprepared ones.

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