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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Book

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

SAMHSA presents five reasons that parents should talk with their children about alcohol and other drugs.

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VIDEO

Families can get through tough times and come out stronger. Sesame Street in Communities brings free video content of everyone's favorite, furry Muppet friends as they help children and the adults in their lives reach their highest potential. Grover and the gang will tackle a variety of topics that face children in the areas of health and well-being, school readiness, and emotional well-being. Salia’s video helps children understand that with love and support families can cope with addiction.

Did You Know?

When dads are involved from birth, their children reach health and social milestones earlier and have more long-term success.

Father engagement reduces psychological problems and rates of depression in their daughters as young women.

Dads can keep their children safe by teaching them how to swim and by locking up house cleaning agents.