Did you know that: (1)men visit their doctor less often than women? men get tested for fewer illnesses than women? men visit their dentist less frequently than women? even though men have a better chance of being diagnosed with cancer than women, they are still less likely to go to the doctor and receive a lifesaving early diagnosis than their female counterparts? Some reports even suggest that at least 40 percent of men in their 40s... Continue reading this blog post
Ed. Note: Story is modified from an article that first appeared in the St. Louis American. Read the original story here.
Mario Turner sat among 22 members of the Fathers' Support Center of St. Louis' 100th graduating class hosted by Bank of America on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.His two-year-old daughter, Mia, sat on her father's knee, bashfully holding her father's folder containing his graduation certificate.Turner said he joined...Continue reading this blog post
Ed. Note: This story previously appeared on the AdoptUsKids and ACF websites. View the posting on the ACF Family Room Blog.
Barry Farmer's family is unusual, but not just because he is black and his son is white.
Although, he admits, that is pretty unusual.
“I would have never thought in a million years that I would adopt a white child,” he said with a laugh. He tells his son, Darrell, 10, that their family is unique. “...Continue reading this blog post
Dads are often superheroes at home, but what their job can vary pretty drastically from day to day. A company that supports the balance between work and family helps dads be super no matter where they are.
Most jobs meet the basic function of giving dads the pay that allows them to support their family. But some companies are offering perks that strengthen dads’ ability to take care of the home and family.
Many companies offer...Continue reading this blog post
Barbershops in Dothan, Alabama have been buzzing with the news--stronger fathers build stronger communities. Spearheaded by Kris Doss with Healthy You, Inc., this Fall's Fatherhood Buzz brought four local barbershops together to facilitate a conversation between local dads on why staying healthy is so important. Over 175 people came into the four shops during the two-day event to talk and learn about the importance of fatherhood.
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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 this blog post
Ed. Note: This story originally appeard on the AdoptUSKids website and also appeard in the ACF Family Room Blog.
The thought of adopting entered my mind one night when I was heading home from my office in DC. I was riding the bus and saw an ad with a father and three children across the aisle from where I was sitting. As soon as I saw that ad, something hit my heart and I said to myself, "I want that." Soon-after, I began the adoption...Continue reading this blog post
Ed. Note: This story originally appeared on the ACF website. View the original story here.
Keiki O Ka ‘Āina Family Learning Centers (KOKA) is a Native Hawaiian nonprofit organization established in 1996. KOKA strives to strengthen communities by building strong families within the context of Hawaiian culture, values, and traditions.
To achieve that goal, KOKA seeks to address issues that adversely affect the well-being of...Continue reading this blog post
Ed. Note: This post first appeared on the Administration for Children and Families Office of Family Assistance website. Read the original story here.
The Johnson family had been going through an ordeal. Mr. Johnson was serving time while his wife and two sons had to deal with humiliation, shame and social stigma after newspapers flashed their story into thousands of homes.
When the RIDGE Project conducted a presentation at the...Continue reading this blog post
Ed. note: This post originally appeared as an ACF Region 8 Success Story. Read the original story here.
My name is Kyle Adolf and I am writing this story to explain the positive affect the Head Start program has had on my family. The Head Start program has had a profound influence on my family as all three of my young children have attended and graduated from the program.
My oldest son, Sean, attended Head Start during a time...Continue reading this blog post