The Family Room Blog

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East African Refugee Goat Project: Birthing of a Refugee Business

New eco-friendly project will benefit three new refugee communities in Utah.

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New Resources for Early Care and Education Quality Improvement Systems

Three recent briefs focus on categorizing quality improvement efforts, collecting quality data, and building strong systems to govern and manage that data.

Karen Stauss, Director of Programs at Free the Slaves

Fostering Community Resistance and Resilience Against Modern Day Forms of Slavery

Four strategies to empower communities in the fight against human trafficking.

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A Look at Three Years of Health Profession Training Programs

Many program participants experienced positive training and employment outcomes.

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Improving Our Nation’s Heart Health: The Importance of Access to Care

The Affordable Care Act revives true access to care.

A picture of young girl with the statements "Look Beneath the Surface" and "Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery" placed over the photo.

Human Trafficking and Indigenous Populations

Risk factors for trafficking of American Indian, Alaska Native and Pacific Islanders include poverty, poor education and inequality.

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Tribal Programs Gaining in Number and Strength

Native American tribes operating “comprehensive” child support programs increased from nine to 56 in only 14 years.

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Early Childhood Professionals Learn About Creating a Safe Place for All Families

LGBT families share concerns and advice with early childhood development professionals.

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KISRA – Changing Behaviors, Changing Lives, Changing Futures for West Virginia Families

Technology encourages entrepreneurship and healthier lifestyle in Dunbar, West Virginia.

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Foster Care and Human Trafficking – A Parent’s Perspective

Despite common beliefs, slavery in the U.S. did not end 150 years ago.

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