Helping Families Ensure Their Children Enter School Ready to Learn

ACF-Integrating Approaches that Prioritize and Enhance Father Engagement.

SUBJECT: Integrating Approaches that Prioritize and Enhance Father Engagement.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this information memorandum (IM) is to strongly encourage all
human service agencies including child welfare agencies, courts, offices of child support
enforcement, offices of public assistance, offices of child care, Head Start programs and family
and youth services programs to work together across governments to jointly create and maintain
an environment that prioritizes father engagement as a critical factor in strengthening families
and adopt approaches to enhance paternal involvement in all family support and child welfare related programs.

To view and download a complete copy of the Administration for Children and Families Information Memorandum  issued October 17, 2018 please click here.