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Encyclopedia > Administration for Children and Families

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is headed by the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, which since 2001 has been Dr. Wade F. Horn. It has a $47 billion budget for 65 programs that target children, youth and families.[1] These programs include assistance with welfare, child support enforcement, adoption assistance, foster care, child care, and child abuse. The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. ... Wade F. Horn is an American psychologist who received unanimous confirmation (under President George W. Bush) in 2001 as the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In many countries, child support is the ongoing obligation for a periodic payment made by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent, caregiver or guardian, for the care and support of children of a relationship or marriage that has broken down. ... Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. ... Foster care is a system by which adults care for minor children who are not able to live with their biological parents. ... It has been suggested that baby care be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Mission statement

"The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides national leadership and creates opportunities for families to lead economically and socially productive lives. ACF's programs are designed to help children to develop into healthy adults and communities to become more prosperous and supportive of their members." [2]


Major Goals

"ACF is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities. ACF programs aim to achieve the following:

  • families and individuals empowered to increase their own economic independence and productivity;
  • strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on the quality of life and the development of children;
  • partnerships with individuals, front-line service providers, communities, American Indian tribes, Native communities, states, and Congress that enable solutions which transcend traditional agency boundaries;
  • services planned, reformed, and integrated to improve needed access;
  • a strong commitment to working with people with developmental disabilities, refugees, and migrants to address their needs, strengths, and abilities." [3]

Major Programs

Developmental Disability (also called mental handicap and, as defined by the UK Mental Health Act 1983), mental impairment and severe mental impairment) is a term for a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language skills (milestones) during childhood, and a significantly below-normal global intellectual capacity as... The United States Childrens Bureau is a federal agency organized under the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. ... Head Start is a program of the US governments Department of Health and Human Services which focuses on assisting three- and four-year-old children from low-income families. ... The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal social services (or welfare) program first established in 1981 and funded annually through Congressional appropriations. ... Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF, often spoken as TAN-if) is the July 1, 1997, successor to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, providing cash assistance to indigent American families with dependent children through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ...

Other Initiatives, Clearinghouses and Resources

  • Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) [17]
  • Fatherhood Initiative [18]
  • "Insure Kids Now!" Campaign [19]
  • National Adoption Information Clearinghouse [20]
  • National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) [21]
  • National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
  • National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
  • National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) [22]
  • Office of Child Support Enforcement Tribal Resources [23]

See also

Aid to Families with Dependent Children(AFDC) is the name of a welfare program in effect between August 14, 1935 and June 30, 1997, administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ...

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Administration for Children and Families - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (359 words)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ACF's programs are designed to help children to develop into healthy adults and communities to become more prosperous and supportive of their members." [2]
"ACF is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.
Child Welfare League of America: Advocacy: State Fact Sheets 2002 (917 words)
In 1999, 227,561 children were reported as abused or neglected and referred for investigation in California, a rate of 25.5 per 1,000 children, representing a 46% decrease from 1998.
In 1999, 130,510 children were substantiated or indicated as abused or neglected in California, a rate of 14.6 per 1,000 children, representing a 21% decrease from 1998.
In 1999, 28.0% of the children living apart from their families were age 5 or younger, and 17.2% were 16 or older.
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