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Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson discusses ACF's efforts to support healthy marriages and responsible fatherhood.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) hosted the historic fatherhood Summit to support the concept that fathers are essential to the healthy social, emotional, and economic well-being of their children and families. The theme, Fanning the Fatherhood FIRE, increased attention to fathers as Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential contributors to their children, families, communities and society.
Research finds that the stresses of family homelessness can affect a child’s well-being: delaying developmental milestones, compromising health and social/emotional regulation, and making it harder for them to enter school ready for the joys of learning. Head Start’s comprehensive services approach addresses each child’s need, whether it’s a doctor or dentist visit, assessing learning delays, or helping parents set bedtime routines in a shelter.
OHSEPR continues to support families displaced from Paradise by the 2018 Camp Fire by working in partnerships across ACF and HHS.
Illustrates how supportive networks can strengthen families and improve outcomes for children and families involved with foster care
The Children’s Bureau and the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention are partnering to support children throughout the year with a focus on community-based solutions to keep children safe and to help families thrive.
The Children’s Bureau will honor five winners of its Champion Awards at this year’s 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The award recognizes the efforts of agencies, community-based organizations, businesses, courts, individuals, parent leaders, and others who have made exceptional contributions in promoting the health and well-being of children and families.
Paying child support is difficult, if not impossible, without a job.