The Family Room Blog

Fanning the Fatherhood FIRE Unifies Human Services Vision

July 24, 2019
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) hosted the historic fatherhood Summit to support the concept that fathers are essential to the healthy social, emotional, and…

Children and Families find a “Home at Head Start”

July 18, 2019
Research finds that the stresses of family homelessness can affect a child’s well-being: delaying developmental milestones, compromising health and social/emotional regulation, and making it harder for them to enter school…

Addressing Family Homelessness

June 26, 2019
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently completed the final of ten listening sessions on the subject of family homelessness, one in each of the ten federal regions.

Foster Care Resources for Tribes

May 31, 2019
Resources are available for tribal families looking to participate in foster care

After the Fire: OHSEPR Connects Disaster Displaced Families to Human Services

May 21, 2019
OHSEPR continues to support families displaced from Paradise by the 2018 Camp Fire by working in partnerships across ACF and HHS.

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

May 1, 2019
Illustrates how supportive networks can strengthen families and improve outcomes for children and families involved with foster care

Partnering to Support Families, Safeguard Children

April 29, 2019
The Children’s Bureau and the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention are partnering to support children throughout the year with a focus on community-based solutions to keep children safe…

Children's Bureau Announces 2019 Champion Awards Winners

April 23, 2019

The Children’s Bureau will honor five winners of its Champion Awards at this year’s 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Visit disclaimer page . The award recognizes the efforts of agencies,…

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.