Research & Resources

High-quality research can inform Responsible Fatherhood program delivery and practitioners' advice to fathers. Resources from Responsible Fatherhood programs and other programs serving families and fathers can provide activities and information for engaging fathers. 

This section offers research and resources on various topics relevant to dads and Responsible Fatherhood practitioners. Check out the featured resources and topics of interest, and visit the main library for advanced search.

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For incarcerated fathers, prison rather than work mediates access to their families. Prison rules and staff regulate phone privileges, access to writing materials, and visits. Perhaps even more important are the ways in which the penal system shapes men’s gender performances. Incarcerated men must negotiate how they will enact violence and aggression, both in terms of the expectations placed upon inmates by the prison system and in terms of their own responses to these expectations.

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ACPA Family Services offers information about cleft and craniofacial care. ACPA's educational materials are written for individuals and families affected by cleft and craniofacial experts.

ACPA Family Services ofrece información sobre el cuidado craneofacial y de fisuras. Los materiales educativos de la ACPA están escritos para las personas y familias afectadas por expertos en hendiduras y craneofaciales.

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Parents and families are facing new challenges, but one thing hasn’t changed-- the importance of dads being involved in their children’s lives. The NRFC is proud to release a series of new PSAs that encourage fathers to show their “#Dadication” by making time for their kids, even when parenting isn’t easy.

This video titled, Durrell, features a dad who, along with his wife, are creating an environment in which their children are inspired and are thriving. 

Did You Know?

70.1 Million estimated number of fathers across the nation

Children with involved fathers are less likely to act out in school or engage in risky behaviors in adolescence.

Dads who support the mom and baby during pregnancy are better prepared for their role as a new dad.