Federal programs across the board serve fathers directly and indirectly. At this kick-off session for the Summit, representatives from a range of federal human services programs highlighted their efforts to engage fathers. They also took questions about how to work together to fan the fatherhood fire.
In the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) administers the federal Responsible Fatherhood competitive grant program, but that is not all. ACF also oversees the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, the Office of Child Support Enforcement, the Office of Head Start, the Children’s Bureau, and many others. These programs are part of ACF’s consolidated effort to integrate approaches that enhance father engagement and encourage similar activities at all human service agencies.
Participants learned more about how the federal government is redoubling its efforts to promote fatherhood!
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