The Family Room Blog

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Interim Outcomes of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program

Results indicate progress and provide insight into outcomes to date for a program that will serve more than 30,000 individuals over its five years.

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Parental Depression and Young Children

More than one in six adults with at least one child has experienced depression.

There is help: thehotline.org and 1-800-799-SAFE.

Domestic Violence is a Public Health Crisis

One in four women and one in seven men have experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.

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Top Ten for Preparedness

ACF Regional Emergency Management Specialist shares tips to help you and your family during a disaster.

President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Johnson meet with FEMA to discuss hurricane preparedness.

Don’t Wait for a Disaster to Prepare for Recovery

By planning for recovery before a disaster, communities can ensure that health and human services needs are equally prioritized.

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7 Things to Know About Reporting a Life Change

Getting married, divorce, moving or having a child? You have 60 days to notify your Marketplace Insurance.

ACF/RHY Program Manager Christopher Holloway, ACF RA Carlis Williams, Urban Institute Sr. Researcher Meredith Dank, and U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III.

Regional Office Raises Public Awareness of Human Trafficking

All-day forum on human trafficking spotlights unique challenges faced by LGBTQ youth.

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Christopher’s Story

From foster care to a forever family: Christopher and his little brother find a permanent home with the Moore family.

South Vietnamese refugees on a U.S. Navy vessel, whose evacuation from Saigon began April 29, 1975. Photo credit: DOD.

A Public Service Highlight: Resettlement Efforts 39 Years Ago

ACF employee shares her work with resettlement efforts when the Vietnam War ended.

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Using Behavioral Economics to Help Incarcerated Parents Apply for Child Support Order Modifications

The intervention produced a highly statistically significant impact at relatively low cost.

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