With Father’s Day coming up next month, you might be looking for new and engaging ways to get your partners and community involved with the issue of Responsible Fatherhood. The recently launched Responsible Fatherhood Campaign Toolkit is a helpful and easy-to-use website with great resources, especially if you are trying to:Raise awareness for the issue of responsible fatherhood in your local community Communicate directly with your... Continue Reading
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Fathers who live apart from their children often come to fatherhood programs with deep feelings of frustration, shame, and hopelessness. Many have found themselves becoming the absent dad they swore they would never be. Many of the men who participate in fatherhood programs either do not live with their children and/or do not have legal claims to their kids. Many dads also face issues around a lack of steady employment, stable housing, and a... Continue Reading
Ed. Note: This is a repost from the ACF Family Room Blog on December 22, 2015. View the original post.
Home visiting programs have traditionally targeted pregnant women and mothers of young children as primary clients. Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives, and some home visiting programs have begun implementing strategies to engage fathers.
A new report from our project on fathers in home visiting programs... Continue Reading
Organizations that work in the area of responsible fatherhood work very hard to get their message out about the importance of responsible fathers. One problem many of them face as they try to tell this story is that many folks only want to highlight fathers around Father’s Day. How can organizations and programs get the community to understand that the work is not to celebrate dads but to empower and support them? Honoring and celebrating... Continue Reading
Ed. Note: This is a repost from the ACF Family Room Blog (June 19, 2015). View the original post.
Fourteen months ago, I became a father for the first time, and every day I relish how my daughter’s smile warms my heart and keeps me going.
The new addition to my family also helped me personally discover that fatherhood can be a catalyst for change. Children can inspire dads and give them new purpose — my daughter certainly... Continue Reading
Ed. Note: This article originally appeared on Youth Today. Read the original post here.
Becoming a father at a young age can be both exciting and terrifying. While some young fathers talk of the birth of their child as “the best day of my life,” others recall feelings of shock and confusion when they first heard they were about to become a father.As we celebrate Father’s Day this month, I reflect on the challenges that many young... Continue Reading
To some, making data-driven decisions may sound like a disconnected way to make decisions about programs that impact someone’s life. However, as Avis Files with the Keeping It Together Program at Toledo Area Ministries noted, they’re using their data to better understand who they are serving to better strengthen their program, while also building meaningful partnerships in the community.
This Office of Family Assistance (OFA) Highlight... Continue Reading
Recently, the DadTalk blog recognized how the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is celebrating fatherhood with their Fathers Day 2011 events held at local public housing authorities. Here are some thoughts, quotes and pictures from people who attended the events. See even more comments and thoughts from Part 1 of this post.
Dallas, TXThe kids had a great time as they enjoyed bounce houses, face painting, and a... Continue Reading
Recently, the DadTalk blog recognized how the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is celebrating fatherhood with their Fathers Day 2011 events held at local public housing authorities.
Here are some thoughts, quotes, and pictures from people who attended the events.
Dayton, OHOne of the most impactful moments of the Father’s Day Summer Celebration was when a 7th grade boy read the poem “Slow Down Daddy”. The words... Continue Reading