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Limited Time Remains to Pass the Family First Prevention Services Act

| December 1, 2016 |

For Immediate Release: December 1, 2016 Washington D.C. – After months of work, compromise and negotiation, limited time remains for Congress to pass the

Legislation with Mental Health Reforms, Opioid Prevention Funding Heads to Senate

| December 1, 2016 |

YouthToday 12/1/2016 A major medical innovation bill that could help children and families with mental health reforms and funding to fight opioid addiction is

National Groups Call on Congress to Fund Efforts to Address Children’s Lead Exposure in Flint and Other Cities

| November 28, 2016 |

MEDIA STATEMENT (November 28, 2016) – “As organizations dedicated to protecting and improving the health, safety and well-being of America’s children and families, we feel

New Housing Data Misses the Mark on Family Homelessness

| October 26, 2016 |

Washington – Advocates for homeless children and youth say the annual estimate of homelessness in the United States released yesterday by the Department of

Congress Approves Money for Zika, Opiods; Advocates Continue Push for Flint Funding

| September 29, 2016 |

Washington – Congress yesterday voted to pass a continuing resolution (CR), a stopgap measure that prevented a government shutdown. “The government funds so many programs

Senate Leaves for Recess Without Acting on Family First Act

| July 15, 2016 |

Youth Today by Sarah Barr 7/18/16 WASHINGTON — Federal legislation that aims to address the nation’s opioid crisis cleared its last major hurdle this

Campaign for Children Praises House Passage of Family First Act

| June 22, 2016 |

Washington – By voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass the Family First Prevention Services Act (HR.5456), a bipartisan bill

House extends TANF for one year, Doggett goes to bat for kids

| June 21, 2016 |

Washington – The First Focus Campaign for Children welcomes the proposed one-year extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, approved in

Campaign for Children Applauds Bipartisan Support of Family First Prevention Services Act

| June 20, 2016 |

Washington – The First Focus Campaign for Children applauds the introduction of the Family First Prevention Services Act (HR.5456/S.3065), a bipartisan, bicameral commitment to

Campaign for Children Commends Bipartisan Legislation that Improves Mental Health Care for Children

| June 16, 2016 |

Washington – A provision added to a new mental health reform bill provides easier access to comprehensive health services for children who receive care at