The Family Room Blog

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.

Adding inclusivity to our history: Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021

October 8, 2021 | Acting Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans, Michelle Sauve
This blog post is a first-hand account of Acting Commissioner, Michelle Sauve’s understanding of Columbus day being changed to Indigenous People’s Day and why the shift is important.

October is Head Start Awareness Month!

October 7, 2021 | Bernadine Futrell, Director, Office of Head Start
Head Start programs partner with families to help America’s children succeed in school and in life. Serving more than a million children from birth to 5 each year, Head Start programs are integral contributors to the…

Regional Partnership Grants Improve the Safety and Well-being of Children

September 22, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families
During National Recovery Month this September, ACF recognizes the importance of prevention and treatment for mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders and celebrates the providers, community members, children…

The Rural Community Development Program Celebrates “Building Resilience Faster” During World Water Week 2021

August 25, 2021 | Lynda Perez, Director, Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs in the Office of Community Services

This week, we celebrate 2021 World Water Week Visit disclaimer page , a week-long event dedicated to developing concrete solutions to the world's greatest water-related challenges. The international…

25th Anniversary of TANF

August 23, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. In August of 1996, TANF replaced the decades-old Aid to Families with Dependent Children program. TANF…

NCCAN goes virtual for the first time

August 19, 2021 | Children's Bureau Learning and Coordination Center (CBLCC)
Wrap up of the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Conference held virtually on July 24-27, 2021.

#EquityInAction

August 18, 2021 | Aysha E. Schomburg, Esq. , Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner
ACF is leading by example by launching its Equity in Action initiative to partner with states and grantees on improving outcomes for children and families.