Silent Form of Abuse

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Financial abuse reaching ‘epidemic proportions’

By Bianca Hartge-Hazelman

Emma Johnson* has had five lawyers in the past 18 months in a bitter property settlement with her ex-husband, in which she claims financial abuse has cost her several million dollars.

Emma Johnson* has had five lawyers in the past 18 months in a bitter property settlement with her ex-husband, in which she claims financial abuse has cost her several million dollars.

Johnson and her ex had about $5 million in marital assets. But she claims her former partner, and father of their three children, used sophisticated accounting tactics to waste family funds, clearing out liquid assets, and adding debt to the marital home under the nose of both her and her lawyers.

“It’s the silent form of abuse where the well-dressed professional male can hide behind his business status success, while not leaving physical injuries on his wife or children but having total control of their life, mind and every aspect of their life,” says Mays.

And for victims with fewer financial resources, the real-world consequences can be even greater.

“We know that financial abuse mostly translates to low and middle class women having to move into refuges, or go without food,” says May. “It is almost like the judicial system is incapable of seeing how financial abuse is impacting women and children in the real world.”

Men are victims of financial abuse as well, but it’s less common. In 2017 researchers from RMIT found the life-time prevalence of economic abuse for women is 15.7 per cent, while for men it’s 7.1 per cent. This means more than two million Australians have or will experience economic abuse in their life times.

Julie Kun, chief executive of the Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE), says financial abuse has reached “epidemic proportions” in Australia.

“It is an insidious form of family violence as it strips the victim of the resources to leave the relationship,” Kun says. “When they do leave, they can spend a lifetime rebuilding the financial independence and financial decision-making confidence.”

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Florida School Shooting Reconnects Mom and Son Separated for Years by Family Court Judge


Students arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mary Beth Koeth

A New York mother who had not seen her son in years found out he was in danger at Stoneman Douglas High School when he sent her a text message during the standoff.

Julie Goffstein received this text message from her 15-year-old son while Nikolas Cruz was in the middle of his rampage:

“Hey mommy, I wanted to say hi, I wanted to talk now because there is a school shooter on my campus and we are locked down.”

“I’m safe in a closet,” her son said later, in texts reviewed by The Daily Caller. “I’m perfectly calm, to be honest this isn’t the scariest event in my life.”

Until this text message, Goffstein did not even know what high school he was attending because a Hamilton County, Ohio court had forbidden her from having any contact with her four youngest of six children for approximately 1,000 days.

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Dylan Farrow Refuses To Be Silenced

The WrapWhy Woody Allen Wasn’t Charged: a Timeline of Dylan Farrow’s Accusations

Woody Allen holding hands with Dylan Farrow, before the accusations

What happened between Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow one afternoon in August 1992 has been in dispute for 25 years.

On Monday, his “Annie Hall” co-star Diane Keaton pledged her support for him – but many others are abandoning the filmmaker. Actors including Timothee Chalamet and “Lady Bird” director Greta Gerwig have distanced themselves from Allen. The New York Times ran a story Sunday with the headline “Can Woody Allen Work in Hollywood Again?”

Dylan Farrow has said actors who continue to work with Allen are “complicit” — but Allen has accused her mother, Mia Farrow, of “relentlessly coaching” Dylan Farrow as a child, to get revenge for his relationship with Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.

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Also Read:
 Diane Keaton: ‘Woody Allen Is My Friend And I Continue to Believe Him’ 

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Allen has never been charged, and authorities seemed torn on whether he should be when the accusations against him first came to light. Here is a timeline of the accusations, and the personal and professional fallout for everyone involved.

February 1992: Mia Farrow discovered nude photos of Soon-Yi Previn in Allen’s home. He soon confessed to an affair with Previn, who was roughly 20 at the time. (Her exact age is unknown because of the circumstances of her adoption.)

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Also read: Woody Allen Fires Back on Dylan Farrow Molestation Allegations: ‘Untrue,’ ‘Disgraceful’

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Aug. 5, 1992: Mia Farrow said Dylan Farrow told her that Allen touched her inappropriately in an attic-like area of their Connecticut house, told her to remain still, and touched her “private part.” The child said he promised to take her to Paris and let her be in a movie, according to a November 1992 Vanity Fair article.

Vanity Fair said Allen and Mia Farrow had been preparing to sign an elaborate child-support-and-custody agreement the next day, Aug.6, which would have given Mia Farrow $6,000 a month for the support of Satchel, their biological child, and their son, 15-year-old Moses. Allen and Farrow had adopted both Moses and Dylan. (Satchel later changed his name to Ronan, and many have speculated — including Allen — that Frank Sinatra could be Ronan Farrow’s biological father.)

Aug. 13, 1992: Allen’s lawyers, notified of the allegation, pre-emptively filed a custody suit against Farrow, accusing her of being an unfit mother.

August 1992-1993: Connecticut police and prosecutors investigated the abuse claims against Allen. Vanity Fair said Dylan Farrow was prepared at the time to take the stand and testify against Allen.

Nov. 22, 1992: Allen gives his side on “60 Minutes,” saying in the interview:

May 1993: During the custody fight, a doctor who led the investigation and interviewed Dylan Farrow nine times said he had doubts about her accusations against Allen. Dr. John M. Leventhal said she has changed key details, like whether Allen touched her vagina, and said her accounts had a “rehearsed quality.”

“We had two hypotheses: one, that these were statements that were made by an emotionally disturbed child and then became fixed in her mind,” says Leventhal, according to the New York Times.“And the other hypothesis was that she was coached or influenced by her mother. We did not come to a firm conclusion. We think that it was probably a combination.”

June 1993: In a scathing judgment against Allen, a Manhattan judge ruled that Mia Farrow should receive custody of the children, and that he was not convinced “that the evidence proves conclusively that there was no sexual abuse.” The judge also said psychotherapists who interviewed Dylan Farrow had their judgement “colored by their loyalty to Mr. Allen,” according to the Times.

The judge also blasted Allen for his relationship with Previn, saying it harmed both her and her adoptive siblings. “Having isolated Soon-Yi from her family, he left her with no visible support system,” Justice Elliott Wilk wrote.

September 1993: Connecticut state’s attorney Frank S. Maco announced that while he found “probable cause” to prosecute Allen, he was dropping the case because Dylan was too “fragile” to deal with a trial. Mia Farrow agreed with the decision, he said.

Maco told People that Dylan was “traumatized to the extent that I did not have a confident witness to testify in any court setting, whether that’s a closed courtroom or an open courtroom.”

Allen later condemned Maco as “cowardly, dishonest and irresponsible” for saying he had “probable cause” without releasing his evidence.

Dec. 24, 1997: Allen and Previn married. (They remain together today.)

Feb. 1, 2014: Dylan Farrow spoke out about the alleged abuse on the blog of New York Times’ columnist Nicholas Kristof. The account was strikingly consistent with the one in Vanity Fair more than two decades earlier, including the details about the attic-like space and the promise of a trip to Paris.

On the same day, Maco, the now-retired prosecutor, told The Associated Press that the statute of limitations to bring any charges ran out at least 15 years earlier.

Feb. 5, 2014: Moses Farrow, who was adopted by Allen and Farrow, says that his other coached Dylan Farrow when she was a child: “My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister,” Moses, then 36, told People. “And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi.”

He adds: “I don t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible.”

Feb. 7, 2014: Allen again denied the accusations, saying the “attic” account was clearly drawn from the 1970 Dory Previn song “With My Daddy in the Attic,” the lyrics of which appear to be about incest.

He noted that Mia Farrow was likely familiar with Dory Previn’s work: “It was on the same record as the song Dory Previn had written about Mia’s betraying their friendship by insidiously stealing her husband, André, ‘Beware of Young Girls,’” he wrote.

May 11, 2016: Ronan Farrow writes about the accusations in a column titled, “My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked.”

Oct. 10, 2017: Ronan Farrow reports on sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein for the New Yorker, days after another explosive Weinstein story in the New York Times. The Weinstein reports help launch the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, which draw new attention to the accusations against Allen.

Jan. 18: Dylan Farrow speaks out to CBS News and shares largely the same account she shared in 2014.

Allen responds: “Dylan’s older brother Moses has said that he witnessed their mother … relentlessly coaching Dylan, trying to drum into her that her father was a dangerous sexual predator. It seems to have worked — and, sadly, I’m sure Dylan truly believes what she says.”

Dylan Farrow tells CBS: “What I don’t understand is, how is this crazy story of me being brainwashed and coached more believable than what I’m saying about being sexually assaulted by my father?”

Jan. 29: After many of Allen’s past collaborators distance themselves from him, Diane Keaton stands by him.

“Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him,” she tweets. “It might be of interest to take a look at the ’60 Minutes’ interview from 1992 and see what you think.”


RELATED:   Dylan Farrow Fights Back Against Suggestion She Invented Woody Allen Child Abuse Allegations

MAN EXECUTED FOR KILLING DAUGHTERS TO GET EVEN WITH EX

John David Battaglia Executed


John David Battaglia was executed on February 1st, 2018 for the May 2001 killings of his 9-year-old daughter, Faith, and her 6-year-old sister, Liberty. Battaglia and his wife had separated, and he shot the girls at his Dallas apartment during a scheduled visit, Fox News reports.

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Battaglia smiled as the mother of his slain children, Mary Jean Pearle, and other witnesses to his execution walked into the death chamber viewing area.

Asked by the warden if he had a final statement, the inmate replied: “No,” then changed his mind. “Well, hi, Mary Jean,” he said, looking and smiling at his ex-wife. “I’ll see y’all later. Bye.”

Pearle turned away from an execution-viewing window after Battaglia stopped breathing and walked to the back of the witness area.

“I’ve seen enough of him,” she said. She returned several minutes later to watch as a physician examined Battaglia and pronounced him dead. Pearle declined to be interviewed afterward.

According to prosecutors, Battaglia became enraged that Pearle notified police about his harassment of her and he used a visit with their daughters to act on his anger. Pearle returned a call from one of her daughters and heard Faith pleading with her father, who put the call on speakerphone.

“No, daddy, please don’t, don’t do it!” Faith begged.

Pearle yelled into the phone for the children to run, then heard gunshots.

“Merry … Christmas,” Battaglia told Pearle, the words of the holiday greeting derisively divided by an obscenity.

There were more gunshots. Pearle called 911.

At the time of the killings, Battaglia was on probation for a Christmas 1999 attack on Pearle. His profanity-laced Christmas greeting to Pearle was an apparent reference to that.

Faith was shot three times, Liberty five. Hours later, Battaglia was arrested outside at a tattoo shop where he had two large red roses inked on his left arm to commemorate his daughters. It took four officers to subdue him.  A fully loaded revolver was found in his truck and more than a dozen firearms were recovered from his apartment.


   John Battaglia Killed His Daughters to Get Even With His Ex

She Never Thought He Would Hurt Their Daughters

Excerpts from article: John David Battaglia shot and killed his two young daughters to get even with his ex-wife for reporting him to his parole officer on a probation violation.

A former Marine and CPA, John Battaglia was well liked by his friends and family. He appeared to be a good guy, fun spirited and charming or that was what MaryJean Pearle thought when she married him, but on their wedding night, Battaglia’s dark side began to emerge.

At first, he would fly off the handle and throw a few curse words and insults at his new wife. Pearle did not like it, but she put up with it because they shared more good times together than bad. The following year their first daughter, Faith, was born and then Liberty, three years later. Now with a family to consider, Pearle tried even harder to make the marriage work.

An Idyllic Life With Hidden Secrets

Living in an upscale neighborhood in Dallas, the small family seemed to have an idyllic life.

But inside the home, Battaglia’s violent episodes began happening more often. He verbally abused Pearle, screaming obscenities at her and calling her vile names.

As time went on, the verbal attacks lasted longer and in an effort to keep her family together, Pearle endured it. The girls adored their Dad, who had always been a gentle and loving father to them, even though his temper tantrums that he unleashed on Pearle continued to increase.

Then one night his anger switched from verbally attacking Pearle, to going after her physically. She was able to get away and call 911. Battaglia was placed on probation and although he was allowed to see the girls, he was not allowed to enter their home.

The separation gave Pearle a chance to think and it did not take long for her to realize that after seven years of abuse and having her children exposed to a lot of it, that it was time to file for a divorce.

Christmas 1999

On Christmas day in 1999, Pearle allowed Battaglia to come into the home so he could visit with the girls. The visit ended in the two of them arguing and Battaglia violently attacking Pearle. He beat her with full force on the back of her head as she tried to protect herself from the blows.

Battaglia was arrested and charged with assault. He was put on two years’ probation and was forbidden to have contact with Pearle. He could also not visit his daughters for 30 days.

When the 30 days ended, normal weekly visitation started back up and so did the verbal assaults toward his ex-wife.  Read article in its entirety


What we can learn from this is that people that beat their spouses/girlfriends/boyfriends are not fit for custody and cannot be trusted with chidren. You cannot co-parent with someone whose hatred of their ex-partner is greater than any love that they possibly have for their children. Oftentimes, the children are the last “weapon” the offending parent has against the targeted parent.

In many circles, the suggestion is that children need to be as far removed from the abusive parent as possible. There are no possibilities for agreement, conciliation, flexibility, or concession. No amount of education, begging, or pleading will work. All suggestions and confrontations will be met with lies, denials, and accusations that the fit parent is the one perpetrating the abuse.

Treating them like normal people (e.g., appealing to their better nature, as in “Please have a heart,” or giving them the chance to apologize and make amends) will make matters worse.

Save your child. There is no relationship with the narcissistic abuser, even with their own children.

No, Daddy, Don’t!: A Father’s Murderous Act of Revenge  Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 2003

John Battaglia said hello and it grated on Mary

Jean to hear her ex-husband’s voice.
“Hi, John,” she said lightly. “I got a message that
the girls wanted to ask me something.”

“Yeah,” he said, and Mary Jean could hear the
echo-like sound that always accompanied his punching of the speaker phone button.

“Ask her!” John’s voice pounded. “Ask her,” he repeated in a louder, harsher voice.

“Mommy?” Faith stammered. She was noticeably crying and her voice sputtered in short sobs. “Why do you want Daddy to have to go to jail?”

Mary Jean could feel her body temperature climb. “Oh come on, John, don’t do this to them.”

Then Mary Jean heard the screams that will forever haunt her. Faith cried out, “No, Daddy, don’t!
Oh please no, Daddy. Don’t do it. No, no, no!”

Over her daughter’s piercing cries, Mary Jean heard the blast of a gun. “Run, babies, run!” she
screamed. “As fast as you can, run for the door!”

Another Domestic Violence Murder

Victim in south Minneapolis domestic killing had recently filed for divorce

My Huong Huynh Truong was killed after she had filed for divorce.

Photo: Hennepin County Jail

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Happy Mother’s Day


Divide and conquer is the oldest trick in the book and blame is the name of the game!  By pitting everyone against each other, we will never look at the criminal enterprise creating this or rally the masses against this family destruction machine!

THE PROBLEM: FATHER ABSENCE AND DIVORCE

NFI logoCreating a National Movement to End Father Absence and Connect Fathers to their Children, Heart to Heart              

Pre-founding: Early 1990s

By the early 1990s, a growing body of social science research was emerging that showed, a) there were record numbers of children living in father-absent homes in the United States, and b) these children were more likely than their peers in two-parent homes to suffer a number of negative outcomes across every imaginable measure of child well being.

But despite this growing, alarming evidence, the issue of “father absence” was largely “flying under the radar”; very few people and organizations were doing anything about it. For example, public policy was still largely focused on alleviating poverty for mothers and children. Additionally, social service agencies and civic organizations focused on families were almost exclusively set up to serve mothers and children. Finally, much of popular culture was marching on with the message of the “doofus dad” who often did more harm than good to his family.

Founding: 1993-1994

Don Eberly

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Wade Horn

In the spring of 1993, Don Eberly, a prominent civil society scholar, organized a team of 20 of the nation’s leading social experts to meet in Aspen, Colorado to discuss strategies to build a society-wide movement to reverse father absence. Within a year of that pivotal meeting, National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) was formed with Wade Horn as its first president, David Blankenhorn as its first board chairman, a board of directors including leaders such as Dr. Louis Sullivan and George Gallup, and an advisory board made up of luminaries such as James Earl Jones, Willard Scott, and Bill Bennett.   

(All of these individuals are opportunists and could care less about fathers, mothers, children or justice!)

The Early Years: 1994-2002
NFI’s first decade was largely focused on two areas:

  • Public Education: Raising awareness in the government, entertainment, and social services sectors that fatherhood was an issue they needed to care about and take action on. For example, in 1997 in partnership with the Ad Council, NFI started the first national Public Service Advertising Campaign focused on fatherhood. Additionally, in that same year, NFI formed the first bi-partisan Congressional Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood.
  • Research: Knowing that solid social science research would be critical to “making the case” that fatherhood deserved the attention NFI was focusing on it, NFI began conducting and compiling research on the causes and consequences of father absence. This was exemplified by the creation of Father Facts, the first edition of which was published in 1995, and in its 6th Edition today. Father Facts was a comprehensive compilation of the social science research showing why children need good dads, and why so many children were without them.

Recent History: 2001-2012

While public education was critical to NFI’s beginnings (and remains so today), there was a growing sense that the “next phase” of NFI’s work would be to provide solutions “on the ground” to organizations at the nexus of children and families who were often dealing with the “consequences of father absence” (such as poverty and crime) in their neighborhoods.

Therefore, starting in the late 1990s, and taking off with the naming of Roland C. Warren as president in 2001, National Fatherhood Initiative® began to create a portfolio of high quality fatherhood skill-building materials to ensure that organizations around the country had the resources, knowledge, and training they needed to provide programs to help men be the best dads they could be. During this time, flagship NFI programs such as 24/7 Dad®, InsideOut Dad®, and Doctor Dad® were created, and NFI emerged as the #1 provider of fatherhood resources and the #1 trainer of fatherhood practitioners in the nation.

Today: 2013-Present

In 2013, Christopher Brown, who played a leading role in developing most of NFI’s flagship fatherhood programs throughout the 2000s, was named president. Under Chris’ leadership, NFI continues to be focused on providing the very best fatherhood resources and training to community-based, military, and corrections organizations across the country. NFI also continues to be a leading voice for responsible fatherhood, with a new emphasis on using social media and blogging to educate the public about the importance of involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood.

So what’s missing, let’s see, what could it be? Oh yeah, mothers!

In 1995, former President Clinton issued executive orders that directed federal agencies to review and “modify” all family programs and initiatives serving primarily mothers and children, to include fathers and “strengthen their involvement” with children.They took the so-called problem of absent fathers and instead of adding services and including fathers, flipped the narrative to remove mothers from the picture. Do we need the government to be involved in teaching fathers how to become “good dads”? Um, I don’t think so. But it did open up a new market for trainers to teach these skills to fathers, judges, attorneys, GAL’s etc. Here’s the problem. If you’re not a good father or mother, government isn’t going to change that!

By vilifying, leveling, and weakening people, an environment is created for social, political, and economic turmoil which produces change that will benefit the sponsors of this turmoil (Increasing the outreach and social work staffing, providing resource development, training and mentoring, and networking with other community agencies serving these families). If the government and news media relentlessly pursue issues of gender, race and diversity in preference to the real issues that need to be addressed, there will be an increasing division of society along the same lines. The attention is taken off the government entities that are robbing us blind through taxation.  Millions of dollars in funds are handed over to the States by the Department of Health and Human Services to family court connected nonprofits and GRANT DOLLARS = TAXPAYER DOLLARS

William J. Clinton

Statement on Efforts To Promote Responsible Fatherhood
January 19, 2001

At the same time the National Fatherhood Initiative was forming, welfare reform also took place.

The Commission supports federal policies (the Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRA) and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997(BBA)) that have given states the opportunity to promote responsible fatherhood in several ways. Under the new welfare law, states can increase family income by:

1) providing employment and training to fathers;

2) increase child support collections; and

3) increase the distribution of child support collected on behalf of families receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy families (TANF). Funds allocated to the States from H.B. 3314 should be linked to and coordinated with State welfare reform initiatives to ensure maximization of funds and to eliminate duplicative programs.

Don’t think for a minute there wasn’t backroom planning and deals made before the dog and pony performance at the public hearing.    ↓

E Clay Shaw.pngShaw Announces Hearing on Fatherhood and Welfare Reform

Eugene Clay Shaw Jr. (April 19, 1939 – September 10, 2013) Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 until 2007.

Welfare Reform Act Champion Clay Shaw Dies
A former mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Shaw was elected to Congress in 1980, and is remembered for his pragmatism in helping guide the GOP through the historic Welfare Reform Act of 1996 as chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources.


anne stevenson Ways and Means Committee

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Family Court Corruption, Part 2: Fathers’ Rights and Conciliation Court Law: Federally funded misogyny and pedophile protection by Cindy Ross © 2/19/03

Excerpts: Numerous reports have identified bias against women and corruption in family courts across the country. In bizarre and illegal rulings, family court judges ignore or deliberately suppress evidence of male perpetrated family violence and child molest. Fathers who are batterers and sex offenders are routinely granted visitation and custody, while mothers and children trying to escape abuse are punished through financial sanctions, loss of custody, supervised visitation, jail and institutionalization. [1]

Very occasionally, men reporting abuse of their children have also been targeted for retaliation through family court. [2] However, the systematic mishandling of domestic violence and child molest cases as “custody disputes” is based in a financial corruption scheme that calls for diverting grant program funding through “high conflict” cases, in the guise of promoting “fatherhood” and “shared parenting” post-divorce. [3]Rather than assisting men become responsible parents, “Responsible Fatherhood”, “Access to Visitation Enforcement” (supervised visitation for noncustodial parents), “Child Support Enforcement” and similar federal programs perpetuate abuse of women and children through the legal system. [4]

In the guise of reducing poverty and promoting child welfare, women are forced to stay married and mothers are punished for seeking divorces. In the guise of amicable custody resolution, federal programs enforce the systematic abuse of women and children. The pretense is that government programs produce responsible fathers and healthy families. The reality is that federally funded misogyny and pedophile protection programs are lining the pockets of corrupted court officials and appointees.

For further information, visit the website of the National Alliance for Family Court Justice at http://nafcj.net

Cindy Ross
California Director National Alliance for Family Court Justice

Image result for office of family assistanceThe Office of Family Assistance (OFA) competitively awards HMRF grants to states, local governments, and community-based organizations (both for profit and not-for-profit, including faith-based). These grantees work to help participants build and sustain healthy relationships and marriages, and to strengthen positive father-child interaction.

About Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood

Our Mission 
Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) programs promote strong, healthy family formation and maintenance, responsible fatherhood and parenting, and reentry opportunities for fathers returning from incarceration.

Our Grantees
HMRF programs are funded under a 5-year project period (2015 – 2020). There are 47 Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education grantees (including a National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education); 39 New Pathways for Fathers and Families grantees, and 5 ReFORM grantees.  FY 2015 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood

Below are just some of the programs developed for fathers.

Many federal departments have initiatives and programs supporting responsible fatherhood and fathers in the community.

  • Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood 
  • Federal Programs and Resources 
  • Responsible Fatherhood | Office of Family Assistance | ACF
  • Dad Stats | National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
  • Education Department Roundtable highlights importance of fathers involvement in Education
  • The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children
  • Why Kids Need Their Dads | Parenting
  • Engaging Fathers in Programs for Families – Best Start Resource Centre
  • New Pathways for Fathers and Families
  • Importance of father involvement
  • The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network
  • The Good Dad Project
  • The Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation, 2011-2016
  • Engaging Men & Dads at WIC
  • Dads – TODAY.com
  • Dads.org | Faith & Family
  • DadTalk Blog: Grants and Resources
  • Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding
  • National Center for Fathering | How to be a Good Loving Dad
  • National At-Home Dad Network
  • Transitioning Dads into Family Sustaining Careers
  • Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 
  • father's day Current statistics show that children suffer when their fathers are absent. This in no way suggests that HUD does not recognize the critical importance of mothers. The majority of public housing households with children are headed by single women who earn less than $9,000 annually, and they do a tremendous job of raising their children. However, according to statistics drawn from communities across the country, children raised in absent father families are more at-risk for a host of negative factors, including dropping out of school. The focus on Father’s Day is meant to be a starting point; either a celebration of existing relationships or a reason to form first connections.

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable housing for all Americans. As a part of creating strong communities, HUD is actively engaging families in a way that involves all family members—including fathers.

    The Department’s strategy utilizes housing as a platform for improving quality of life and engages HUD assisted tenants, including fathers, who are in need of quality affordable housing. Individuals are then able to access a broad array of services necessary for them to have meaningful access to opportunity and economic self-sufficiency, including education, healthcare, and job-training. HUD also works with local non-profits and NGO’s to strengthen the capacity of fathers to engage with their families, and of newly entering non-profits to work effectively with intermediary organizations and with fathers themselves, by offering them capacity building training and networking opportunities.


    Feds Spending $800,000 to Teach Responsible Fatherhood                          
    June 12, 2013 – 8:17 AM By Penny Star

    Stuart Chaifetz plays with his son Akian Chaifetz, 10, in the backyard of their home in Cherry Hill, N.J., in April 2012. (AP Photo)

    CNSNews.com) – The Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (AFC) is providing $800,000 in funding to create a Responsible Fatherhood Research Network.

    The initiative is described in the grant abstract as a “multi-year plan” designed “to disseminate information about good fatherhood parenting practices by building research and practice knowledge and capacity” and to “increase positive father involvement in the lives of their children.”

    The grant, announced on June 7 and open to applicants until Aug. 2, stated that the network, once established, “will be expected to have a primary focus on economically disadvantaged fathers and families and other under studied population groups.”

    In the grant announcement posted on the grants.gov website, the category of the funding was listed as “income security and social services.” The ACF website stated that the agency “administers more than 60 programs with a budget of more than $49 billion, making it the second largest agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”

    CNSNews.com asked press officials at ACF a series of questions about the grant, but no response to the inquiry was received at press time.
    The questions asked were:

  • Why is it government’s role to improve parenting skills for fathers of low-income or at-risk children?
  • How is ACF going to measure and track the success of the network?
  • How many fathers and children will benefit from this project?
  • Will the recipients of this grant be private or public sector entities? –

    See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/feds-spending-800000-teach-responsible-fatherhood#sthash.KJtUsCmW.dpuf


    When calls are made for support of  slogans such as “There’s No Excuse for Child Abuse, Stop Child Abuse & Neglect, Remember the Children, It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child”, etc. what is really meant is we need to educate the judges, attorneys and other court players as well as fathers, mothers and children on child abuse and domestic violence. Why? So they can get a piece of the federal funding pie. 

    Gender wars (both sides) have been exploited by “carpet-bagging” interests as if these interests were neutral, when they’re not.  

    Documentary Exposes Our $50 Billion a Year Divorce Industry

    No mention of the federal funding of course!

    The court cartel is no different than any other cartel, they are tyrants who seek more power, more wealth and more control over people.  By keeping everyone at each other’s throats, they have effectively redirected the true root of the problem to everything but this fact – the same people that have created the problem have also created the solution! 

    The traditional nuclear family unit containing a father, mother and child(ren), now a minority in America, has also come under national assault, forced to taking a disfavored backseat to the statist propaganda and oppressive policies. Parents’ rights to teach their children their own individual values, their sense of morality and spiritual/religious convictions have increasingly been undermined and usurped by rigid statist PC dogma. As a licensed therapist for many years in Los Angeles, I can personally attest to the notorious abuses of overzealous authoritarian child protection services overstepping its rightful bounds by destroying families, unjustifiably yanking kids out of their family homes, inflicting children in their care and custody with lifelong trauma and abuse, misplacing children in unsafe home environments (be they with biological family, foster care, group home or residential care). A thoroughly overburdened, broken system that’s been set up to protect children is too often only abusing and re-victimizing them as part of a national assault on the American family. (Minus the broken system, it’s a good overview).

    Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Before they slip us all into their shackles, it’s time to come together as one formidable unified force to take action, arming ourselves with the truth and then spreading the power of that truth as far as it’ll take us. In the end evil will not defeat truth, honesty and justice. Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. 


    People have to think in terms of accounting and commerce, or it’s a lost cause. This situation is heading towards slavery which is possibly why people like Judge David Knutson are in positions of power.  Something needs to wake us up out of the brainwashed condition we are currently living  in.

    The basic concept is that the government OWNS (by investment, collectively) majority shares  in all major businesses  is a fundamental truth that should alter how we think and approach any arm of government including our courts.    https://familycourtmatters.org/

    BOTTOM LINE: DEFUND THE PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW MONEY LAUNDERING AND DESTRUCTION OF FAMILIES