The Family Room Blog

Healing from the Trauma of Federal Residential Indian Boarding Schools

November 24, 2021 | Hope MacDonald LoneTree, Deputy Commissioner| Administration for Native Americans
The Indian Civilization Act of 1819, Boarding Schools, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

HHS Offices Partner to Increase Services for Older Americans and Individuals with Disabilities

November 23, 2021 | Yolanda J. Butler, PhD | Office of Community Services

In 2020, 37.2 million Americans Visit disclaimer page — 11.4 percent of the population — lived in poverty. The numbers are even higher now, exacerbated by the COVID-…

ACF’s Commitment to Native Americans

November 17, 2021 | JooYeun Chang | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month

We Can Shine A Light: November is National Runaway Prevention Month

November 4, 2021 | Debbie Powell, Deputy Associate Commissioner and Acting Associate Commissioner| Family and Youth Services Bureau
Each November, ACF's Family and Youth Services Bureau supports National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) to “shine a light” on the issues affecting runaway and homeless youth.

Scaling Innovations Developed by Community-Based Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 2, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted low-income communities and communities of color. In responding to a public health emergency that has compounded existing systemic inequities, many communities have…

Head Start Programs Are for Families

October 29, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families
Family is the heart of the mission for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). We believe that families are the most important partner when it comes to improving outcomes for individual children, families, and…

OHSEPR continues support for U.S. citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

October 28, 2021 | Byron R. Mason (Deputy Director, OHSEPR), Kim K. Danek, LT Johanna Paillet-Growl, and Bridget Miller
OHSEPR partners with states and nongovernmental organizations to support families evacuated from Afghanistan.

Mitigating Labor Trafficking in Public Health Supply Chains

October 20, 2021 | Katherine Chon, Director, Office on Trafficking in Persons
We renew our commitment to raising awareness and mitigating the risks of forced labor, human trafficking, and other forms of exploitation in public health supply chains.

Why Equity and Inclusion Matter for Community Economic Development

October 18, 2021 | Lynda Perez, Director, Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs, Office of Community Services.
In Celebration of Community Economic Development Month.

Mental Health Resources for Human Trafficking Survivors and Allies

October 13, 2021 | Katherine Chon, Director, Office on Trafficking in Persons
On World Mental Health Day, we recognize the importance of providing all individuals who have experienced trafficking and allies access to trauma-informed mental health resources.