Family Service Agencies Books by Mark Fennell
The Department of Health and Human Services has numerous agencies. Major entities within this Department are the Institutes and Centers. In addition, there are also numerous agencies which can be broadly grouped into either “health” related or “human services” related.
This page of books are for those books which discuss some of the “human service related” agencies.
This book discusses Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). The ACYF provides numerous grants to states and local communities to provide services for families and youth.
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families is organized into two large bureaus: 1) the Family and Youth Services Bureau, and 2) and the Children’s Bureau. The Family and Youth Services Bureau provides grants for programs related to domestic violence and teenage runaways. The Children’s Bureau provides grants for programs related to child abuse and child neglect. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054RHT9O
This book discusses the Office of Community Services (OCS). The Office of Community Services provides grants to states and local communities for a variety of functions, mostly in the areas of economic self-sufficiency, economic security, and approaches to reduce welfare dependency. The Office of Community Services is a sub-agency of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00556AYBE
This book discusses the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The Office of Refugee Resettlement funds a variety of programs and facilities which help refugees become assimilated in the United States. The Office of Refugee Resettlement also funds several programs related to human trafficking and torture treatment.
ORR Programs include: Refugee Social Services Program, Services to Survivors of Torture Program, Microenterprise Development, Street Outreach Grants, and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055IVT8O
This book discusses the Office of Child Support Enforcement. The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) assists states in locating parents, obtaining child support orders, and finding money to pay child support. The Office of Child Support Enforcement also facilitates communication and data sharing among various state and federal agencies, through a series of databases and research tools.
A significant portion of this book is devoted to the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), which is a series of databases that share child support related information among state and federal agencies. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056J6YYQ
This book discusses the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The ACF funds over 130 programs related to child welfare, family assistance, and refugee assimilation. Programs such as Head Start, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Federal Parent Locator Service are funded by ACF.
Services are provided by state governments, local governments, faith based groups, and non-profit organizations. ACF assists these agencies and organizations through funding, information, and related technical services.
This book discusses all 250 Offices, 25 Resource Centers, and 130 Grant Funded Programs within ACF.
Some of the most significant ACF Offices discussed in this book include: Children’s Bureau, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Office of Community Services, Office of Family Assistance, TANF Bureau, Office of Head Start, Office of Refugee Resettlement, and Office of Regional Operations.
All ACF Programs are discussed in this book. Some of the most significant Programs discussed in this book include: Head Start, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Federal Parent Locator Service, Assets for Independence, Community Services Block Grant, and Strengthening Communities Funds. ACF also has a series of programs for each of the following topics: Child Welfare, Homeless Youth, Domestic Violence, Refugee Assimilation, and Human Trafficking.