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2014-06-12 12:28:53

CDC research finds that fathers today are more involved with their children, enhancing children's well-being WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This Sunday, June 15(th), as we celebrate fathers across the nation, new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that fathers today are more involved with their children than recent generations, which enhances children's well-being. Specifically, more dads are reading to their children, playing a primary role...

2010-10-18 14:08:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine out of ten parents believe there is a "father absence crisis" in America, according to two national surveys by the National Fatherhood Initiative. To inspire fathers to become more involved in the lives of their children, the U.S. Department of Health Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) and The Advertising Council are launching a new series of...

2009-10-08 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to show fathers the unique and irreplaceable role they play in their children's lives, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) and the Ad Council joined today to announce the launch of new public service advertisements (PSAs). To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www2.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/40413/ "Fathers are crucial to the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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