Today many parents, like Rylan’s father, have had to adapt by educating their children in kitchens and living rooms. This is crucial to Rylan’s development and today, it is important to recognize the many fathers across the country who are participating in the lives of children in a new way during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
ACF is increasing its commitment to putting fathers and families at the center of our work by promoting engagement across all of our programs and doing more to support fathers in becoming more involved in their children's lives.