DadTalk Blog: Father's Day

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June 13, 2013

This June, Essence Magazine’s “10 things we’re talking about” focused on Father’s Day. At number 8, we were honored to see the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) and our tips and resources mentioned.  This article along with many others that will be published this June highlight the fact that it’s time to celebrate fathers who play a critical role in the lives of their children and families.  

For some, deciding how... Continue Reading

June 11, 2013

Ed. note: This statement was first published on HHS.gov. You can see the original post here.

A father’s love and full involvement in his children’s lives is crucial to their health, well-being, and development.

Fathers influence the physical well-being of their children in a number of ways -- by being engaged in their lives, supporting a mother’s health, or by ensuring that children get the preventive services, such as... Continue Reading

July 03, 2012

The White House initiative Champions of Change seeks to honor a number of Americans who have stood out in particular areas of emphasis in order to solicit their ideas in order to maximize the potential for change in our society at the behest of the federal government and the community.

Photo Caption: Attorney General Eric Holder addresses the Fatherhood Champions of Change and attendees at the White... Continue Reading

June 25, 2012

Ed. Note: This post originally appeared on the ACF’s The Family Room Blog.

It’s hard to be a parent. That’s why Father’s Day is so important. It gives us an opportunity to thank dads who are active in their children’s lives—who accept the challenges of raising a family and reap the benefits of their children growing up in a loving environment.

Today, one out of every three children in America is living without a father in the... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Father’s Day event is back! Originally inspired by a New York City Housing Authority event, last year over 200 Public Housing Agencies (PHA) participated in the inaugural celebration for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Across the country, thousands of fathers, children, mothers and friends gathered for fun activities while learning about supportive services in... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

 

Recently, the DadTalk blog recognized how the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is celebrating fatherhood with their Fathers Day 2011 events held at local public housing authorities. Here are some thoughts, quotes and pictures from people who attended the events. See even more comments and thoughts from Part 1 of this post.

Dallas, TXThe kids had a great time as they enjoyed bounce houses, face painting, and a... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

Recently, the DadTalk blog recognized how the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is celebrating fatherhood with their Fathers Day 2011 events held at local public housing authorities.

Here are some thoughts, quotes, and pictures from people who attended the events.

Dayton, OHOne of the most impactful moments of the Father’s Day Summer Celebration was when a 7th grade boy read the poem “Slow Down Daddy”. The words... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

In honor of Father’s Day, the White House recognized 15 Champions of Change who are standing in the gap for our kids, and serving their families, their communities and our nation. Along with Michael Strautmanis from the Office of Public Engagement, Joshua DuBois facilitated a discussion with these fathers and leaders as everyone shared our stories about what fatherhood meant to them and how each person had contributed to strengthening... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

Earlier this year, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Sims initiated something historic: a call to all Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to recognize fathers through events held around Father’s Day. Dubbed “Father’s Day 2011”, HUD modeled this effort on a program that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) launched last summer. That model event had two purposes: to strengthen the bonds between fathers and... Continue Reading