DadTalk Blog: President's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative

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November 18, 2013

Ed. Note: This post first appeared in the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 307,225 men in 2009—that’s 1 in every 4 male deaths?1

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) sponsored another Fatherhood Buzz Outreach but this time the focus was Men’s Health. Fathers who model a healthy lifestyle can... Continue Reading

April 01, 2013

I’m sure that you have all heard the statement, “they don’t have a manual that comes with your child when they are born on how to be a parent”. There still isn’t a manual, but there are some cheat sheets. The NRFC’s Fatherhood Buzz Tip cards can be found online, and may be at your local barbershop. Barbershops are safe havens where men gather to get a haircut and talk about life’s events. What are the tips? They are simple and straightforward... Continue Reading

July 24, 2012

This past June, hundreds of public housing authorities across the U.S. participated in HUD's fatherhood initiative. More than 300 local agencies answered HUD's call to host free events, topping last year's participation of over 200 agencies. HUD planted the seed, and we were pleased that housing authorities added their own twist to make their events unique and special. The events celebrated fatherhood, family and the importance of dads... 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 19, 2012

As families across the country make plans to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, the Administration is releasing Promoting Responsible Fatherhood, a report that describes the Administration’s long-standing commitment to encourage all fathers to take responsibility for their children’s intellectual, emotional and financial well-being.

The report being released today looks back at what we’ve been able to accomplish to promote... Continue Reading

June 18, 2012

Repost from The White House Blog

President Obama celebrated Father’s Day a little early with four dads at Kenny’s Barbeque Smokehouse in Northeast Washington, DC.  The four fathers, two active duty members of the military and two long-time local barbers from Mason’s Barbershop, talked about the rewards and challenges of fatherhood as well as the joy and anxiety fathers experience watching their children grow up.

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