The Family Room Blog
Struggles with unemployment and housing instability, income changes, frequent moves and the stress of military service on family life create unique challenges for service members and veterans that can impact their child support cases. Homeless veterans report that child support concerns are among their most difficult issues.
The Children’s Bureau has released a new guide for youth in foster care to help them understand their feelings and behaviors and make decisions about their mental health care, including whether psychotropic medications might help.
Lillian Sparks, commissioner of Administration for Native Americans, and Jeannie L. Chaffin, director of Office of Community Services, blog about the history of the Administration for Children and Families' work in promoting economic prosperity in tribal communities.
Addressing human services is one of the critical improvements to the federal emergency response system since Hurricane Katrina dealt such a devastating blow to New Orleans in 2005. ACF's Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response coordinates efforts that reflect the understanding that emergency response calls for not only immediate shelter, food and medical care, but also that essential human services remain available.
Weather forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say that this year’s Halloween most definitely will not be a treat for folks on the East Coast. What many are dubbing “Frankenstorm” — a winter storm mixed in with late season Hurricane Sandy —poses hazards including gale-force winds, heavy rains and snow, flooding, and electrical power outages along the mid-Atlantic and in New England.
The Office of Child Support Enforcement invites you to download our series of fact sheets to learn why and how this federal agency, together with our partners in the national child support program, work with both parents to deliver vital child support services to children.
Read how Oregon child care provider Tenderheart Childcare and Preschool has the set the standard across the state by incorporating more physical activity and better nutrition practices for children in care.
An ACF employee currently in Rwanda participating in a global health training program shares her experiences from inside refugee communities.
ACF’s mission supports the compassionate and effective delivery of human services to the American people. An important part of that effort is awarding federal resources to programs that panels of independent, professional evaluators, with federal program office leadership, decide best further the most effective social services.
ACF's Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services will host a “National Domestic Violence Awareness Unity Call” on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. EDT.