The Family Room Blog

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…

Building Capacity among FYSB Programs to Address Human Trafficking

January 12, 2021 | Elizabeth Darling, Commissioner, ACYF
The Family Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) renews its commitment to develop effective ways to address human trafficking. It maintains focus on preventing human trafficking and increasing the ability to identify those…

Covid-19 Vaccine: Let’s Keep American Indian/Alaska Native Communities Safe

January 11, 2021 | Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner, ANA
American Indian and Alaska Native communities are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic at disproportionate rates and must educate themselves on the COVID-19 vaccine.

A Lifeline after the Storm: Connecting Survivors to Services

December 18, 2020 | Byron Mason, Deputy Director, OHSEPR
The Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR) supports Louisianans displaced by Hurricane Laura.