August is National Child Support Awareness Month, and it is an important time for Athens County residents to remember that child support means both financial and emotional support.
Each year, National Child Support Awareness Month is held to raise awareness about the importance of child support programs. These programs are designed to help provide children with the opportunity for a better life. Research shows that children who grow up with emotional and financial support from both parents become more productive adults.
The Athens County Child Support Enforcement Agency plays an important role in the lives of thousands of Athens County children, as well as children in many other counties. In 2011, the agency collected more than $6.2 million in child support payments for nearly 5,000 children.
Most parents who are obligated to pay child support do so without any problems. In fact, the Athens County Child Support Enforcement Agency is only actively involved with a very small percent of the child support cases in the county. The Athens County Child Support Enforcement Agency thanks those parents who put their children first.
In addition to providing financial support, all parents are also strongly encouraged to provide emotional support by being involved in their children’s lives, engaging them in conversation and remaining active with them no matter how old they are.
For more information on the Athens County Child Support Enforcement Agency, call 593-5046 or 1-800-436-8933 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.