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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Tormentas invernales, nieve, enfriamiento por el viento, escarcha, hielo y frío extremo son amenazas de costa-a-costa para Estados Unidos y sus territorios. Inclusive, Hawaii recibe nieve en su Isla Grande y la escarcha es una amenaza mayor para la siembra en los estados Sureños. Las ciudades mayores tan al sur como Atlanta y Dallas han sido paralizadas por nieve y hielo. El frío extremo es un término relativo. Esta página está diseñada para enseñarle cómo mantenerse seguro en una tormenta invernal o en tiempo inusualmente frío para su área.

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Master teacher and clinical psychologist Dr. Adolph Brown discussed how low-income fathers are a greatly misunderstood population and how these fathers are overlooked in discussions of poverty and economic vulnerability—often being viewed as the cause of social problems rather than as having been abandoned by society.

Did You Know?

The daily sleeping habits of parents and their adolescent children are similar, including bedtimes and length of sleep.

Girls with strong relationships with their fathers do better in mathematics.

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