The Family Room Blog

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Boston Celebrates Healthy Food and Physical Activity in Child Care

Boston is recognizing family child care providers and centers for achieving the goals of Let’s Move! Child Care – promoting healthier food, nutritious drinks, increased physical activity, less screen time, and infant feeding.

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ANA and CMS Health Care Marketplace Enrollment Outreach Partnership

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

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Head Start Provided Boost I Needed to Become Tech Entrepreneur

Software development firm owner credits Head Start for putting her on a path to success.

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Acting Assistant Secretary Welcomes Tribal Leaders for ACF Consultation

ACF headquarters joined by Regional offices in a first-ever combined face-to-face and virtual Tribal Consultation.

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Apply to Work on High Impact Projects in 2nd Annual Talent Search for the HHSentrepreneurs Program

HHSentrepreneurs connects outside experts and entrepreneurs from outside federal government with internal innovators to work on high-risk, high-impact projects that address some of the biggest challenges in health, health care and human services.

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Young People Share Their Powerful Stories With Support

Out and Up Front and FosterClub are models for how youth can speak publically about their experiences in a therapeutic, “trauma-informed” way that ensures young people’s emotional safety.

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LGBTQ Youth at High Risk of Becoming Human Trafficking Victims

LGBTQ youth are more likely than their straight counterparts to be bullied by their peers, ostracized by their communities, or fall prey to the scourge of child sex trafficking.

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Get Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace

An updated HealthCare.gov and a toll-free number launch today to help make it easy for consumers to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

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Strategies for Strengthening At-Risk and Underserved Families

Region 4 promotes ACF’s national vision to make a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable children and families.

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World Refugee Day 2013

The United States has welcomed more than 3 million refugees to America, through resettlement from over 80 countries, including Viet Nam, countries of the former Soviet Union, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Cuba, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Bhutan.

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