The Family Room Blog

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November is National Adoption Month

Two-thirds of the 102,000 children and youth in the U.S. foster care system have a sibling in foster care.

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Head Start Champion Retires After 42 Years of Service

Former Head Start parent, volunteer and federal worker talks about the program that benefitted her family

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Sil Lai’s Story

"I finally got out of the relationship after one too many trips to the emergency room."

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Economic Development a Continuing Priority for Native Communities

An update on the ANA SEEDS funding initiative in year two: an effort to help spur Native American economic development through targeted assistance for job and business creation.

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Jane's Story

Because the domestic violence shelter was there, my children and I are alive.

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Shana’s Story

"Most victims would say that you become the queen of appearance. You know how to smile regardless of what just happened and act like everything is fine.”

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Francesca’s Story

Domestic violence is not a family matter. It is everyone’s business.

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Runaway and Homeless Youth Grab Spotlight at National Press Club

Advocate Cyndi Lauper joins former homeless youth to share stories and ideas to improve services

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Children's Bureau Launches New Approach to Technical Assistance

By centralizing its services, the Children's Bureau intends to establish a more integrated model of service provision.

President Barack Obama

Bridging the Word Gap

A big day at the White House for infants, toddlers and brain development.

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