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The ACF Family Room Blog features articles on children, youth and families. The blog has featured articles highlighting work being done by the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), including preventing child abuse, healthy teenage relationships, and responsible fatherhood. ACF is a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and works to promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities both socially and economically.

Blog posts from ACF Family Room Blog

Ed. Note: This post originally appeared on the ACF’s The Family Room Blog.

It’s hard to be a parent. That’s why Father’s Day is so important…

Reposted from Administration for Children & Families The Family Room Blog (Sept. 7, 2012)

As a new parent, I remember the time that I forgot my newborn’s diaper bag.  Imagine a screaming newborn that HATED being in dirty diapers,…

“Gerardo” is an Education Service Center Head Start parent and a Responsible Fatherhood program participant. Gerardo believes the program has helped him become a better father and husband.

“I’ve learned so much about being a father, a…

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Greetings and Happy Father's Day!

On behalf of the Administration for Children and…

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Gone are the days when fathers were stuck in prescribed…

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The stories are…

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The…

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The growing importance of keeping children in foster care…

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Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of…

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Being a parent is a tough but rewarding job; for single parents…

The thought of adopting entered my mind one night when I was heading home from my office in DC. I was riding the bus and saw an ad with a father and three children across the aisle from where I was sitting. As soon as I saw that ad, something hit…

Ed. Note: This story previously appeared on the AdoptUsKids and ACF websites. View the posting on the ACF Family Room Blog.

Barry Farmer's family is unusual, but not just…

Ed.  Note: This story originally appeared on AdoptUSKids and on the…

Ed. Note: This story originally appeared on the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original here.

My 13-month-old son is already…

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April is …

Ed. Note: This post first appeared on AdoptUSKids, and the …

Ed. Note: This story originally appeared on the U.S. Department of the Treasury Treasury Notes Blog. Read the original here.

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As director of…

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Photo of William H. Bentley,  Associate Commissioner, Family and Youth Services Bureau

For families across the country, including mine, Father’s Day is a time to…

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Ed. Note: This blog post originally appeared on the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.

After I…

Ed. Note: This blog post was originally posted on the ACF Family Room Blog (see the original post here) as well as in the NRFC…

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What…

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This month we focus on the health disparities…

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On April 27, we sent…

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Recently, I had the privilege of visiting Family and Youth Services Bureau grantee…

Ed. Note: This is a repost from the ACF Family Room Blog (June 19, 2015). View the original post.

Fourteen months ago, I became a father for…

Ed. Note: This story previous appeared on the ACF FamilyRoom Blog and on the…

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When I am introducing our work at the Office of Family Assistance (…

Ed. Note: This is a repost from the ACF Family Room Blog on October 22, 2015. View the original

Ed. Note: This is a repost from the ACF Family Room Blog on November 18, 2015. View the original post.

Early in their relationship, Robin and Kelly…

Ed. Note: This is a repost from the ACF Family Room Blog on December 22, 2015. View the original post.

Home visiting programs have…

Ed. Note: This is a repost from the ACF Family Room Blog on December 30, 2015. View the original post.

According to a 2014…

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An important…

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As summer approaches, we want to highlight the…

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It is time to rethink monitoring…

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Domestic violence is a national public health challenge that…