The Family Room Blog

Strengthening Family Connections to Help Families Thrive

April 1, 2019
The Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) supports efforts that foster safe and stable environments for children and their families.

Improving Child Support Collections through Noncustodial Parent Employment

March 22, 2019
Paying child support is difficult, if not impossible, without a job.

ACF Announces New Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking

March 13, 2019
Lynn Johnson, ACF Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, spoke at an event with the Houston, Texas, human trafficking health consortium to announce a new partnership to combat human trafficking.

45 Years of the Native American Programs Act

March 8, 2019
ANA Commissioner Jeannie Hovland recaps her hearing and the progress ANA has made in the past 45 years.

Strengthen Family Relationships to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

February 19, 2019
Healthy parent-child relationships and communities help prevent future dating violence. Post highlights comprehensive responses to youth-serving organizations.

ACF Programs Partner to Combat Human Trafficking in Native Communities

January 23, 2019
Learn how two ACF program offices are working together to raise awareness and develop new resources to end human trafficking

Celebrating Resiliency and Sovereignty this Native American Heritage Month

November 30, 2018
Here at the Administration for Native Americans (ANA), we have made it a priority to acknowledge and celebrate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

Defining and Counting Youth Homelessness

November 20, 2018
Resources on defining and counting youth homelessness

November is National Adoption Month

November 5, 2018
This year's National Adoption Month theme is "In Their Own Words: Lifting Up Youth Voices."

Dignity of Work Remains Central to Escaping Poverty

October 31, 2018
This summer, the Council of Economic Advisors highlighted the power of work as it relates to America’s social safety net. The council’s…