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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This webinar allowed the NRFC  and other stakeholders to connect with practitioners who are currently serving Latino fathers to discuss promising practices regarding service provision that is culturally and linguistically appropriate and inclusive.

During this webinar, we focused on tips and strategies for recruiting, engaging, and retaining Latino fathers in fatherhood programs.

Opening Remarks

Taffy Compain, CPM, Branch Chief, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, Washington, DC

Did You Know?

Dads made up 17% of all stay-at-home parents in 2016, up from 10% in 1989.

Daughters particularly benefit from playing sports or getting moving with their dads.

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