This report is a summary of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence's publication Supporting Young Fathers: Examples of Promising Practice (2007). It is based on research which explored interesting and innovative examples of work with young fathers from around England. The report was developed to address the lack of information about promising practice in working with young fathers, particularly in terms of those working with teenage and school-age fathers.The TSA was commissioned by the Teenage Pregnancy Unit (TPU) at the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to collate examples of…
This document contains Section One - Introduction of the report Supporting Young Fathers: Promising Practices. Founded on a series of in-depth individual and focus group interviews with practitioners, this guide provides practical advice and illustrative examples of promising practice of work with young fathers. It helps to de-mystify young fathers work for less experienced practitioners whilst also offering useful 'hints and tips' for more experienced practitioners. (Author abstract modified)
This document contains Chapters 1 - 4 of the report Supporting Young Fathers: Promising Practices:1. Getting Started - Working with young fathers2. Reaching and Engaging Young Fathers - Accessing young fathers, Reaching teenage (and school-age) fathers3. Being Strategic - Consulting young fathers: getting services right, Developing integrated approaches 4. Examples of Young Fathers Work - Service delivery
This document contains Chapters 5 - 8 of the report Supporting Young Fathers: Promising Practices:5. Individual, Group, and Mixed Approaches - Bringing younger and older fathers together6. Young Fathers Workers - Gender and ethnicity in practice, Worker skills and training7. Working with Other Organisations - Partnerships and networking, Networks for young fathers workers8. Thinking About Your Work - Evaluating and building on promising practice
This document contains Section Three - Next Steps of the report Supporting Young Fathers: Promising Practices. In this final section, the authors summarise briefly, some of the issues relating to young fatherhood that emerged from our research. In doing so, they also outline a number of ways in which support for young fathers can be developed further.
This fact sheet shares statistics on the negative outcomes of children and adolescents with absent fathers, and positive trends indicating sexual activity among teen boys is declining, more condom use, and a decreasing teen birth rate. The need for the teen pregnancy prevention field to reach out to boys and young men is emphasized. 13 references.
Adolescent fathers have remained an understudied and underserved population. While teen fatherhood appears to be associated with similar consequences to those observed for teen mothers, most national programs serving low-income families focus on mothers rather than fathers. Recently, attempts to include young fathers in services have increased,but relatively few programs for young fathers exist. This fact sheet presents fast facts about teenage males. (Author abstract, modified)
The teen birth rate has continued to decline after peaking in 1991. Yet some teens are still becoming fathers at a young age. Research indicates that this early fatherhood typically is unintended, regularly occurs outside of marriage, and has implications for teen fathers, their children, and their families. Some key demographic differences shape who becomes a teenage father, as well as the consequences of being a teen father. This fact sheet discusses the importance and implications of teen fatherhood