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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Many of the fathers that seek support from responsible fatherhood and human service programs have experienced trauma that affects multiple aspects of their daily lives, including their parenting; the way they view themselves, others, and the world around them; and their ability to ask for and accept help. During this session, experienced practitioners shared effective trauma-informed and strengths-based approaches for providing in-person and virtual care and service delivery to low-income fathers.

Did You Know?

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

Children eat like their fathers; when dads drink sugary beverages, or eat fruits and vegetables, their children do too.

Dads are just as likely as moms to say that parenting is extremely important to their identity.