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New research shows that healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programs administered by HHS’ Administration for Children and Families have positive outcomes.

The new fatherhood videos highlight the big impacts that come from small moments shared by fathers and their children. SoulPancake, an award-winning digital media company, created the videos in partnership with HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, and the Ad Council.

ACF is working to help more Americans move toward self-sufficiency

Statement by Steven Wagner, Acting Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families
April 10, 2018

Today, President Trump signed an executive order on economic mobility reforms that will guide the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) work to help more Americans move toward self-sufficiency.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) updated the numbers of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) released to sponsors. This monthly update now includes data from February 2018.

Child abuse, neglect data released

27th edition of the Child Maltreatment Report
February 1, 2018

The Children’s Bureau at HHS' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) publishes the 27th edition of the Child Maltreatment Report, which analyzes data collected by state CPS agencies. The report is based on Fiscal Year 2016 data, which is the latest data available.

Number of children in foster care continues to increase

Adoptions from foster care also on the rise
November 30, 2017

Newly released foster care and adoption data show an increase in the number of children in foster care and an increase in the number of adoptions from the U.S. child welfare system.

Work Requirements Restored for TANF

2012 Welfare Waiver Policy Reversed
August 30, 2017

The restoration of work participation requirements under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program was announced today with an information memorandum to states. Issued by ACF's Office of Family Assistance, the new policy rescinds a 2012 Obama administration information memorandum encouraging states to apply for exemptions from the longstanding work participation standards for welfare cash assistance programs.

HHS' Administration for Children and Families releases the 26th edition of the Child Maltreatment Report, which analyzes data collected by state child protective services (CPS) agencies.

Addressing and Combating Rural Child Poverty

2016 Rural Action Caucus Symposium
December 8, 2016

Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg's remarks  at the 2016 Rural Action Caucus Symposium about the importance of addressing rural child poverty, some significant steps forward that have happened under the Obama Administration, and early lessons from the Rural IMPACT initiative.

2016 Year-in-Review for the Administration for Children and Families

American Association of Public Welfare Attorneys Conference
November 17, 2016

ACF Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg's remarks at the American Association of Public Welfare Attorneys Conference on November 17, 2016.