NRFC August 2016: Child Support Awareness Month: A Look at How Child Support is Evolving


August is Child Support Awareness Month. State and local child support offices are scheduling special events to focus on the importance of providing child support for children and highlight services available to help both custodial and noncustodial parents provide for their children on a regular basis. As we heard in our March 2013 and April 2015 NRFC webinars, child support programs are evolving at the national and state levels and moving away from “welfare cost recovery” models to “family centered practices” that emphasize accurate child support orders based on actual income, family distribution, debt prevention, and services to help noncustodial parents who need help obtaining steady employment. This August 2016 webinar recognized child support awareness month and discussed how fatherhood programs and local child support offices are working together to strengthen families.

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