We wish to acknowledge the following people and organizations who were instrumental in developing and producing these materials:
From the U.S. Department of Education:
Special thanks to Terry K. Peterson, Counselor to the Secretary; G. Mario Moreno, Assistant Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs (OIIA); and
W. Wilson Goode, Deputy Assistant Secretary, OIIA. Thanks are also due our colleagues Karri Agnetti, Linda Bugg, Sarah Demma, Menahem Herman, Mary M. Smith, Educational Partnerships and Family Involvement, OIIA; Larry Whitman, OIIA; Oliver Moles, Office of Educational Research and Improvement; and Jacquelyn Zimmermann Office of Public Affairs. Special appreciation is also due to Susan Otterbourg of Delman Educational Communications.
We also would like to acknowledge each of the following organizations and their representatives who participate as family-school members of the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education: Sue Ferguson, National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education; Darla Strouse, Maryland State Department of Education; Justine Handelman, MARC Associates; Ken Canfield, National Center for Fathering; Neil Tift, National Fatherhood Initiative; Jim Levine, Families and Work Institute/Fatherhood Project; Frank Kwan, Los Angeles County Office of Education; and David Hirsch, Illinois Fatherhood Initiative.
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Linda Mellgren and Lisa Gilmore; the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration; Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families; Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Office of the Associate Director for Minority Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Office of the Deputy Secretary, Office of the Secretary; and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Acknowledgment is also due to the Office of the Vice President for its leadership role and support for the initial teleconference "Fathers Matter!" which aired on October 28, 1999.