The Family Room Blog

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My Father’s Story: Taking Control of Your Health

Dr. Askew urges urge men, particularly African-American men and other men of color, to know their heart health status.

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Mark Greenberg

ACF Addresses Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress

ACF is using research on early adversity to inform the approaches taken in our programs.

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Thunderclapping for Father’s Day: Reaching Families to Celebrate Dad

The Office of Family Assistance needs your help as it implements a Father’s Day Thunderclap, a new social media promotion tool.

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Understanding the Dynamics of Disconnection from Employment and Assistance

Study of single mothers learned that despite differences in reasons for disconnection related to age, location and immigration status – experiences of hardship were quite common.

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Oregon’s Early Learning Council Works Closely with its Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant

Early Childhood Development staff member reflects on the great working being accomplished in Oregon.

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Vicki Turetsky

Turetsky Honored for Public Service at 2014 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement

Honor is presented to an attorney who demonstrates the highest level of professionalism and integrity within the executive branch of federal government.

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Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez visits the Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy in Chicago, a school that aims to prepare students for college and the world of work.

Partnering to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers

ACF joins inter-agency group to provide education, workforce development, social services, and private-sector leaders with information about ways that high schools and human services agencies can work with the American Job Center network.

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The Role of Community Action in the War on Poverty

CSBG continues to support ladders of opportunity into the middle class.

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ACF Grantee Invites Men to End Domestic Violence with Te Invito Campaign

New campaign engages men and boys to lead violence-free lives and relationships.

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Foster Youth Leader Shares His Coming Out Story

June is LGBT Pride Month.

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