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Child Support Awareness Month

One Size Does NOT Fit All

August is Child Support Awareness Month, recognized in California and nationwide. In partnership with the 47 county and regional child support offices, California Child Support Services recognizes that families come in all shapes and sizes and that means one size does not fit all when it comes to the service and care required.

The services available through California’s child support program are as diverse as the people who use them. Child support professionals help both moms and dads attain the financial stability they need for the children they care for, and their payments help each other cover essentials like rent and childcare.

California’s vibrant recovery from the pandemic has created many jobs – in the public sector, agriculture, private industry and in gig work, and now hundreds of thousands are teleworking. While parents adapt to support their children each in their own way, Child Support Services has updated its programs for Californians paying and receiving child support, including the newly revised Debt Reduction Program, now based on ability to pay rather than a flat percentage so that more parents in arrears are achieving relief from state-owed debt.

During Child Support Awareness Month, it is important to remember that we know that one size does not fit all. That’s why California Child Support Services and local child support offices across the state take care to reflect the needs of each parent and make the process adaptable and collaborative. Help us get out the word with posters, social media posts, and audio and video Public Service Announcements.

Child Support Awareness Month Advertisement. One size does not fit all.

Video Public Service Announcement (English)

Video Public Service Announcement (Spanish)