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As part of an ongoing campaign to encourage dads to play an active role in their children’s lives, HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in collaboration with NASCAR and World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) released a series of new public service announcements (PSAs) with the theme “Make a moment. Dance Like a Dad.”

New memorandum encourages the development of child support employment services

The goal of the program is to improve the collection of child support payments among noncustodial parents
July 23, 2019

Today, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families publishes an information memorandum encouraging state and tribal child support agencies to consider applying for a funding and regulatory waiver to help create employment services for noncustodial parents struggling to make child support payments due to unemployment or underemployment.

Commissioner Lekan reflects on the importance of fathers

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.

Celebrating some of the accomplishments of ACF programs for our 25th anniversary year.

New responsible fatherhood public service announcements have been released to focus on the important role of fathers in helping their children to thrive. The PSAs were produced for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) by the Ad Council.

    ACF offices work inside and outside the agency to support fathers

    Program helps noncustodial parents find jobs so they can take care of their families.

    Because 2.7 million minor children have incarcerated parents, child support must be a reentry helper, not a hindrance.