The Family Room Blog

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Gabrielle's Story

Young woman shares how foster care saved her family from an abusive home.

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Behavioral Economics and Social Policy: Designing Innovative Solutions for ACF Programs

Project aims to learn how tools from behavioral economics can improve the well-being of individuals and families served by ACF programs.

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PREP Teens for Healthy Relationships

Even teens with healthy role models may not have the life experience to recognize controlling or abusive behavior.

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Let’s Move Child Care Celebrates Third Anniversary!

Let’s Move! Child Care is a voluntary initiative to empower early care and education to instill healthy choices from the start.

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The Way Forward: ACF Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives

Recent meeting highlighted research, performance measurement and evaluation activities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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Clare's Story

Although Clare was too young to remember her adoption, she realizes that even though her birth mom loved her she wasn’t able to take care of her.

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PREP Youth for the Future

By Preparing Teens for Adulthood, We Can Prevent Too-Early Pregnancy

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You Can Stop the Bullying of LGBT Youth

Parents, schools, and communities can play an important role in creating environments where all youth can feel physically and emotionally safe.

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Implementing Health Profession Training Programs in Tribal Communities

Two recent publications highlight early implementation and outcomes of the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants program.

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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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