The Family Room Blog

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Exploring the Intersection of Two Programs that Support Poor Families

ACF and the Social Security Administration recently completed a five-year project to examine the intersection of TANF and SSI clients and programs.

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Protecting Our Sacred Ones

ANA Commissioner Sparks Robinson recognizes efforts to serve and protect Native American families during National Foster Care Month.

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OCC reflects on Provider Appreciation Day 2014

Expressing our gratitude for our early care and education workforce and the impact they have on our families.

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Maxine's Story

Maxine Archibald was born into an abusive household and spent her early childhood severely ill. She credits a child welfare worker for placing her with loving foster parents and making her a success.

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Nico's Story

Every kid deserves a Forever Family!

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The President’s Early Learning Initiative Takes the Next Steps

This is truly a historic time for early childhood education at the federal level.

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Building Blocks Toward Permanent Families

May is National Foster Care Month. Currently, there are 400,000 children and youth in the U.S. foster care system.

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Innovative Health Care and Shelter Solutions for Trafficking Survivors Win the First Partnership for Freedom Challenge

Contest sought proposals for ideas, partnerships and approaches to improve services for human trafficking survivors.

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The Value of Our Early Education Workforce: On Worthy Wage Day 2014

Office of Child Care Director Shannon Rudisill reflects on how the President’s Early Learning Agenda would raise wages for the two million-person early childhood education.

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