The Family Room Blog

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Healthy Fathers, Healthy Families: Improving Father and Child Health and the Affordable Care Act

On Jan. 24, Fatherhood Buzz barbershops will host fathers and families for a day of activities to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors.

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Nation Sees Reduction in Child Abuse and Neglect in Annual Child Welfare Report

More must be done to prevent abuse to avoid long-lasting health effects.

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Show Me The Evidence

New book lauds ACF's Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation for playing a key role in evidence-based initiatives to improve social programs.

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Help Shape a Federal Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy

The White House Task Force on New Americans puts a call out for ideas to help shape the focus of the federal immigration and refugee integration strategy.

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Tribal Home Visiting Grantees Submit Benchmarks Data for the First Time

New information being collected will provide quantifiable data on improvements of eligible families participating in the program.

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Bringing H.E.A.R.T. to the Office of Family Assistance

This December, the Office of Family Assistance welcomed a new director, Nisha Patel.

Photo of Elena Miller-TerKuile, age 27, from La Jara, Colorado, on her farm.

Elena’s #GetCovered Story: Pursuing Her Dream to Farm

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Elena was able to continue her dream to farm with her father and afford health insurance.

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Sharing Lessons Learned from the Current Knowledge of Early Care and Education Partnerships

Check out the findings from a literature review of 78 studies on the characteristics of ECE partnerships.

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ACF Anti-Trafficking Initiatives: 2014 Year in Review

From increased grant funding and identification of human trafficking cases to strengthened partnerships and health care response, much was accomplished this past year.

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Family Engagement Inventory Now Live!

Learn about a new interactive web-based tool that helps familiarize professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, education and early childhood education on family engagement.

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