The Family Room Blog

LIHEAP American Rescue Plan Funding: Racial and Economic Justice is Also Equity in Energy

May 4, 2021 | Dr. Lanikque Howard, Director |Office of Community Services
Today’s LIHEAP funding release will provide relief to millions of households and help to address the energy disparities that disproportionately impact low-income household…

Prioritizing Engagement, Connections for Youth and Families to Improve Long-Term Outcomes

May 1, 2021 | Taffy Compain, National Foster Care Specialist| Children’s Bureau
During National Foster Care Month, we focus on ways the child welfare and legal communities can engage youth and support the development of meaningful connections to promote a child welfare system that truly strengthens…

This is Our Moment: Transforming Child Care through the American Rescue Plan and Cross-Sector Partner Engagement

April 30, 2021 | By Katie Hamm, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Early Childhood Development

On April 15, 2021, ACF released the funding to states, tribes and territories. This is our moment to make sure these landmark investments…

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month: How Communities Tackle Prevention With Purpose

April 1, 2021 | Aysha E. Schomburg, J.D., Associate Commissioner |Children's Bureau
National Child Abuse Prevention Month Visit disclaimer page (NCAPM) is an opportunity for us to call special attention to and thank the workers, organizations,…

Water is Life: Spotlighting OCS’ New Emergency Water Assistance Program

March 23, 2021 | Dr. Lanikque Howard, Director, Office of Community Services
Water is essential to life and its value is much more than its price. For many low-income households in America, water affordability has reached a level of crisis and OCS’ new Low Income Household Water…

Voices of Freedom, a Collaboration with StoryCorps

February 1, 2021 | Katherine Chon, Director of the Office of Trafficking in Persons
OTIP and StoryCorps will collaborate to preserve the stories of trafficking survivors and allied professionals.

ACF in Transition

January 25, 2021 | Office of Communications
ACF continues to foster health and well-being by providing federal leadership, partnership and resources for the compassionate and effective delivery of human services with a focus on supporting the priorities of the current…

ANA Commissioner Hovland Leaves a Legacy of Advocacy

January 19, 2021 | Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner, ANA
Administration for Native Americans Commissioner thanks federal and tribal partners for helping her make an impact.

Using Tribal Input for a Tribal Early Childhood Blueprint for Action

January 15, 2021 | Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner, ANA, Dr. Deborah Bergeron, ECD, & Craig Nolte, Federal Reserve Bank
The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) and the Office of Early Childhood Development, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, led a series of meetings with tribal leaders to build a Blueprint…

Early Childhood Health and Well-being Partnerships for Shared Learning, Action, and Impact

January 13, 2021 | Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Director, OHS & ECD
ACF’s Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) convened the Early Childhood Health and Well-being Federal Leadership Group in 2020 to focus on improving outcomes for young children and their…