Approaches for Engaging Fathers in Child Support Programs

Part of a larger project sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called Key Programmatic Elements of Engaging Fathers to Promote Self-Sufficiency (KEEP Fathers Engaged), this fact sheet explores three strategies for child support agencies to engage fathers and improve family stability. The strategies are: 1) focus outreach on the emotional and other nonfinancial contributions fathers make to children’s well-being; 2) develop partnerships to help fathers achieve their full potential; and 3) use data and evaluation to support sustaining father engagement. The fact sheet provides brief sketches of how these strategies were used within the Georgia Division of Child Support Services, the Texas Office of the Attorney General’s Child Support Division, and at the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Child Support Enforcement.

Record Type: 
Fact / Tip Sheet
Publication Date: 
October, 2021
Date: 
October 2021
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
Georgia
North Carolina
Texas
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Family Strengthening
    • Fatherhood
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Support
  • Special Populations
    • Non-custodial Parents
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