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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Fact Sheet

A pesar de las estadísticas, el abuso y la negligencia de menores se pueden prevenir. Los gobiernos Estatales y locales, las organizaciones comunitarias y los ciudadanos privados toman medidas todos los días para proteger a los niños. Usted también puede ayudar. Las investigaciones muestran que los padres y proveedores de cuidado que cuentan con el apoyo de familiares, amigos, vecinos y sus comunidades son más propensos a proporcionar hogares seguros y saludables para sus hijos.

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Did You Know?

Dads setting limits on time spent using media for kids 6-years and older, can lead to better health outcomes for children.

Girls with strong relationships with their fathers do better in mathematics.

Dads who care for their newborns experience brain and hormonal changes that make it easier to bond with their children.