Town Hall: Working with Federal Programs to Fan the Fatherhood FIRE

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Session Date and Time
Jun 4, 2019, 9 - 10:30am
Session Moderator(s)
Seth Chamberlain, Branch Chief for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood, Office of Family Assistance, Washington D.C.
Session Presenter(s)
David Jones, Management Analyst, Office of Head Start, Washington, D.C.
James Murray, Senior Advisor, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Washington, D.C.
Matthew McGuire, Child Welfare Specialist, Children’s Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Susan Golonka, Deputy Director, Office of Family Assistance, Washington, D.C.
Robin Y. McDonald, Division Director, State and Territory TANF Management, Office of Family Assistance, Washington, D.C.
Year Published
Resource Type
Fatherhood Summit Session

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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