The Family Room Blog

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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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New Research Projects to Understand and Improve Responses to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Efforts will focus on understanding how to serve those experiencing IPV in the context of healthy relationship programs, and documenting National Domestic Violence Hotline activities.

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New Infant-Toddler Training and Technical Assistance Projects

Office of Child Care and Office of Head Start focus on improving quality.

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Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents

Parents deserve a second chance to get a job and support their kids once they leave prison.

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What Early Care and Education Providers and Families Should Know About Enterovirus D68

Infecting about 10 to 15 million Americans each year, enteroviruses are very common, especially during the summer and fall months.

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