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

This resource provides many links to selected articles, programs, and resources that focus on engaging and supporting Native fathers.

 

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VIDEO

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, Harold,  features a father who shares his commitment to his family and his mission to always make them proud.

Did You Know?

Dads are just as likely as moms to say that parenting is extremely important to their identity.

Children eat like their fathers; when dads drink sugary beverages, or eat fruits and vegetables, their children do too.

Done responsibly, the "rough-and-tumble" play that dads tend to prefer is good for children.