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 tip card provides Dads with quick facts around the importance of stable and supportive coparenting for their child's wellbeing, and provides tips for effective coparenting strategies. 

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VIDEO

Dads, we know you’re juggling so many responsibilities at home right now, like other dads across the country. The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) has created an important short video message to encourage and inspire dads like you to get connected and stay connected with your kids.  We know that you play an essential role in the lives of your children, your family, your workplace, your community, and in society.

Did You Know?

Dads reading to their children helps with language development and can increase their success in school.

Children who feel close to their fathers at ages 6-9 tend to have better self-esteem and life satisfaction later in life.

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