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Integrating Approaches that Prioritize and Enhance Father Engagement

ACF-ACF-IM-18-01

Published: October 18, 2018
Categories:
Program Administration
Topics:
Current Guidance, Other, States/Territories, Tribes
Types:
Information Memoranda

TO:

State and Territory Human Service Commissioners, State, Tribal and Territorial Agencies Administering or Supervising the Administration of Title IV-E and IV-B of the Social Security Act, Indian Tribes and Indian Tribal Organizations, State Courts, and State and Tribal Court Improvement Programs. State and Territorial Agencies Administering or Supervising the Administration of other ACF programs including child support, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Head Start, Child Care, and other family and youth services.

SUBJECT:

Integrating Approaches that Prioritize and Enhance Father Engagement

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this information memorandum (IM) is to strongly encourage all human service agencies including child welfare agencies, courts, offices of child support enforcement, offices of public assistance, offices of child care, Head Start programs and family and youth services programs to work together across governments to jointly create and maintain an environment that prioritizes father engagement as a critical factor in strengthening families and adopt approaches to enhance paternal involvement in all family support and child welfare related programs.

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Last Reviewed: October 18, 2018