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 fact sheet is designed to help schools understand more about human trafficking and how to recognize signs that it may be occurring. The resource includes an in-depth overview of indicators that school administration and staff should be aware of, information on how to report suspected incidences, and links to additional resources to increase understanding of the extent of human trafficking, how it affects children and adolescents, and how to protect students from human trafficking.

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VIDEO

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?

Children with involved fathers are less likely to act out in school or engage in risky behaviors in adolescence.

When both parents are involved with the child, infants are attached to both parents from the beginning of life.

Dads can keep their children safe by teaching them how to swim and by locking up house cleaning agents.