The Family Room Blog

Handle with Care

July 9, 2020

Research shows that exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Visit disclaimer page  like witnessing violence in the home or community, can have…

Proactive Prevention is Key to Reducing Incidents of Suicide

July 2, 2020
When we offer proactive and preventive solutions to bullying we may also be preventing suicide. Healthy relationships with caring adults and mentors can play a pivotal role in teaching children and youth to recognize…

Celebrating Fathers During COVID-19

June 19, 2020
Today many parents, like Rylan’s father, have had to adapt by educating their children in kitchens and living rooms. This is crucial to Rylan’s development and today, it is important to recognize the many fathers across the…

Crosswinds Youth Services Uses Open Table Partnership to Help At-Risk Youth

June 2, 2020
Human services programs can benefit from helping program participants build their social capital, or relationships, networks, and community connections, that can empower them on their road to future success.

Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents

May 26, 2020
Learn about National Foster Care Month and ways to strengthen and support families.  

Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents

May 1, 2020
During National Foster Care Month, we focus on ways in which the child welfare system can strengthen families, improve well-being, and increase the likelihood of successful reunification

Stay Safe and Be Informed about COVID-19

April 1, 2020
Check out these Coronavirus (COVID-19)  resources to help yourself, your family, and your community stay healthy and informed.

Working Together to Connect Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness with Early Head Start

March 4, 2020
FYSB and OHS collaborate to help pregnant and parenting homeless youth and their children.

Commemorating the 40-Year Anniversary of the Refugee Act and the Establishment of ORR

March 3, 2020
Forty years ago, the Refugee Act was signed into law, formally establishing the federal refugee resettlement program and creating the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF…

In Celebration of Love, Marriage and Family: National Marriage Week

February 13, 2020
Every February 7th through 14th National Marriage Week celebrates the commitment of men and women who choose to dedicate themselves to one another through marriage. Marriage ceremonies are one of our society’s most…