United States Department of Health & Human Services

HHS’ Fatherhood Initiative

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Thomas F. Sullivan
Regional Administrator
Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building
1961 Stout Street, Suite 926
Denver, CO 80294
Phone: 303-844-1129
Fax: 303-844-2624

Regional Activity

The Fourth Annual Dakota Fatherhood Summit was held October 26-29, 2004. Part of this educational conference was formal recognition of outstanding individuals and organizations in the following categories:

  1. Father of the Year.
  2. Fatherhood Advocate.
  3. Father Friendly Business/Organization.
  4. Dad At A Distance.
  5. A Child's View - Why My Dad is Best.

A Father's Day Fair was held at the Denver Department of Human Services (DDHS) on June 17, 2004. The Fair was co-sponsored by the Fatherhood Coalition of Metro Denver, in which ACF Region 8 staff participated. This event offered approximately 20 vendors with information on programs and issues affecting fathers and families. Mayor John Hickenlooper attended and read a Father's Day Proclamation declaring June 20, 2004 "Responsible Fathers' Day." ACF Region 8 staffed an information booth and distributed 225 packets of information about the healthy marriage initiative, responsible fatherhood and relationship skills. There were more than 300 attendees, not including small children. The Director of DDHS personally greeted all vendors, welcomed the Mayor, and visited with many fair attendees.

Region 8 Head Start and Early Head Start programs are making great strides to promote the Fatherhood Initiative. The programs provided detailed reports about the many activities they developed to support this initiative. Key activities of programs' efforts to increase the participation of fathers in Head Start centers are highlighted in the individual state reports.

State Activity

Colorado

Noncustodial Parent Programs

Faith-Based and Community Organization Activities

Early Childhood Education / Male Involvement Programs

Montana

Early Childhood Education / Male Involvement Programs

North Dakota

Early Childhood Education / Male Involvement Programs

South Dakota

Faith Based and Community Organization Activities

Early Childhood Education / Male Involvement Programs

Utah

Early Childhood Education / Male Involvement Programs

Wyoming

Faith-Based and Community Organization Activities

Early Childhood Education / Male Involvement Programs

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