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Interactive Conference Calls on the Health Care Law

Family Voices Indiana shares this opportunity from the US Department of Health and Human Services You’re invited to:  Interactive Conference Calls on the Health Care Law Hosted By the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships   June 19, 2:00 pm  – The Health Care Law 101 (in Spanish) June 21, 4:00 pm  –  Tour of July 19, 12:30 pm  –  The Health Care Law 101 (in English) July 24, 2:00 pm  –  The Health Care Law 101 (in Spanish) *ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN   To participate in one of the conference calls, please select your preferred date from the list above and submit the necessary information.  If you have any additional questions or difficulties, please email . (Dial-in information will be made available upon receiving your RSVP.) Did you know...? young adults can stay on their parent’s health insurance until the age of 26, even if they don’t live at home or are married? there is now a plan for people wi

Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of Father's Day

Albuquerque, NM, June 14, 2012:  As Father’s Day approaches, National Family Voices would like to honor and celebrate the roughly 15% of all fathers in the United States who have children with special health care needs and disabilities. Being a father is hard enough. A research study by Public Agenda, a nonprofit research and education group based in New York, found that parents and the general public both believe that parenting today is much more difficult than it was in the past because of increased economic pressures and greater demands in the workplace, as well as higher risk of drug and alcohol abuse amongst kids, more presence of crime and gangs, and the growing influence of sex and violence in the media.  Many fathers feel increasing pressure and stress to be “good providers” as economic and social conditions become more challenging. As parenting in general gets more complicated, the presence of a supportive father in the household becomes even more important. Research pre