Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.
Center for Law and Social Policy
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of low-income people. CLASP’s mission is to improve the economic security, educational and workforce prospects, and family stability of low-income parents, children, and youth and to secure equal justice for all.
Researchers in the Fatherhood & Parenting Area investigate family relationships that influence a child’s development from birth through the transition to adulthood. We look at fatherhood and marriage to understand the ways in which they affect child well being. We also study and provide perspectives on family strengths.
Children’s Defense Fund
CDF champions policies that will lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation.
HHS Fatherhood Initiative
Involved fathers provide practical support in raising children and serve as models for their development. Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior compared to children who have uninvolved fathers. Committed and responsible fathering during infancy and early childhood contributes emotional security, curiosity, and math and verbal skills.
Morehouse Research Institute
(MRI) is a self-supporting research and service unit of the department of sociology at Morehouse College. Established in 1990, the MRI is a national clearinghouse of information about the more than 18 million African-American males in the United States. Our major thrust is research, publications and symposia to address the dearth of scholarship on issues affecting African-American men.
National Center for Fathering
We believe every child needs a dad they can count on. Children thrive when they have an involved father—someone who loves them, knows them, guides them, and helps them achieve their destiny. At the National Center for Fathering, we inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers and father figures their children need. In response to the dramatic trend towards fatherlessness in America, Dr. Ken Canfield founded the nonprofit, scientific and education organization. The Center provides practical, research-based training and resources that equip men in virtually every fathering situation to be the involved fathers their children need.
National Head Start Association
A private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. It represents more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 2,600 Head Start programs in the United States. NHSA offers a wide variety of services to its members and to the Head Start and Early Childhood Education communities.
U. S. Office of Child Support Enforcement Fathers Page
To assure that assistance in obtaining support (both financial and medical) is available to children through locating parents, establishing paternity and support obligations, and enforcing those obligations. (CSE) is a Federal/State/Tribal/local partnership to help families by promoting family self-sufficiency and child well being.