Family-Centered Innovations

These resources present examples of new ways states are helping parents support their children. They highlight family-centered strategies, data-based policies and practices, and customer-focused services that child support programs are embracing across the country.

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Promoting Child Well-Being & Family Self-Sufficiency (Bubble Chart)

Examples of the collaborative family-centered approach that child support programs are adopting nationwide



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Reentry Resources or Guide to Change a Child Support Order

Information and resources to help parents who are incarcerated or returning to their communities


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Health Care Connections

Information and resources about the Affordable Care Act for the child support community


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Project to Avoid Increasing Delinquencies (PAID)

Activities that increase the regular payments of current child support and prevent and reduce arrears


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Story Behind the Numbers

Data collected by state, tribal and federal agencies to inform policy and practice and strengthen program outcomes


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Program Innovation Maps

State and local innovative practices designed to help child support become a reliable source of income for families