Father and children.

Involving Non-Resident Fathers In Children’s Learning

A Fathers Matter Report

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

September 2000

This document was prepared by the National Center for Fathering under contract ACF-99-01-91 to the
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This report does not necessarily reflect the position of the Department of Health and Human Services,
and no official endorsement by the Department should be inferred.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Donna E. Shalala
Secretary

Administration for Children and Families
Olivia A. Golden
Assistant Secretary

Office of Child Support Enforcement
David Gray Ross
Commissioner

The text of this report is in the public domain.
Feel free to photocopy or reprint this report.

This report is available on the HHS Fatherhood Initiative Web site at:
http://fatherhood.hhs.gov/involv-non-res00

Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1:  Why Fathers Matter

Chapter 2: The Role of Non-Resident Fathers

Chapter 3: Strategies for Involving Non-Resident Fathers

Chapter 4: Getting Started

Resources on fathers and families

References


To order copies of this report, write, fax, or call:

Rayetta Byrd
National Reference Center
Office of Child Support Enforcement
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
370 L’Enfant Promenade SW
Washington, D.C. 20447
Fax: (202) 401-5559
Phone: (202) 401-9383

In addition, this report is available on a Fathers Matter CD-ROM with additional resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education, including A Call to Commitment: Fathers’ Involvement in Children’s Learning (also available at http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/fathers), video from the October 28, 1999, Fathers Matter! teleconference, a video discussion guide, overheads and talking points, and other tools and Internet resources. To order the CD-ROM or a printed copy of A Call to Commitment: Fathers’ Involvement in Children’s Learning, write, fax, or send an e-mail to:

ED Pubs
Editorial Publications Center
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398
Fax: (301) 470-1244
E-mail: edpubs@inet.ed.gov

You may also call toll-free: 1-877-433-7827 (1-877-4-ED-PUBS). If 877 service is not yet available in your area, call 1-800-872-5327 (1-800-USA-LEARN). Those who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a teletypewriter (TTY), should call 1-800-437-0833.


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Last updated: 03/05/01