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June 29, 2015

Ed. Note: This is a repost from the ACF Family Room Blog (June 19, 2015). View the original post.

Fourteen months ago, I became a father for the first time, and every day I relish how my daughter’s smile warms my heart and keeps me going.

The new addition to my family also helped me personally discover that fatherhood can be a catalyst for change. Children can inspire dads and give them new purpose — my daughter certainly... Continue Reading

June 26, 2014

Ed. Note: This story originally appeared on the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.

For families across the country, including mine, Father’s Day is a time to recognize dads and other male role models, spend quality time across generations, and think about the values we share with one another.

It’s not just common sense that fathers matter. Research shows that a dependable fatherly presence can promote children’s... Continue Reading

January 23, 2014

A few weeks ago, America was introduced to Doyin Richards, a corporate professional managing many different responsibilities, who decided to take some time for his most important job, being a dad.  A photo of himself, an African American father, and his two young daughters—one resting comfortably against his chest and another having her hair brushed as she prepped for school—went viral. In many ways, he hoped that the picture would dispel... Continue Reading

July 15, 2013

Ed note: This post originially appeared on the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.

The Southeast Regional Office of the Administration for Children and Families in Atlanta, is aggressively promoting ACF’s national vision to make a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable children and families. To accomplish this we are hosting and participating in conferences and forums designed to showcase and... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

More than a decade has passed since the last such comprehensive review of the responsible fatherhood field and much has changed in the interim. The Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being, directed by Dr. Ronald Mincy at the Columbia University School of Social Work, is currently undertaking a survey to review and assess the current state of the field.

The purpose of the program survey is to better understand... Continue Reading