HHS PUBLISHES FATHERHOOD MANUAL
Find out the Top-Ten Tips to Be a Better Dad
The Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released a guide for child welfare workers to help fathers have a positive impact on their children’s lives. “The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children” is the first guide for professionals that focuses specifically on how they can more effectively engage fathers whose children come to the attention of the child welfare system.
“Fathers play a crucial role in the healthy development of their children,” said HHS Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, Wade F. Horn, Ph.D. “This manual gives fathers practical advice about their responsibilities to their children as providers, protectors and mentors.”
The guide includes practical advice about these topics and more:
- Tips for dads: caring for new moms
- How to handle a crying baby
- Ten ways to be a better dad
- Twenty long distance activities for dads living at a distance
- How to work with special needs children
To view this manual, along with others in the User Manual Series, available from the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, log on to: http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/profess/tools/usermanual.cfm.