Note From the NRFC Director

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is excited to present this valuable resource, Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit: Resources From the Field, to those of you who have been supporting fathers for years and those just beginning to develop responsible fatherhood programs.

Before launching a program, it is essential to identify and understand the specific needs of fathers in your community, foster solid partnerships, and determine the scope of services that your program will address. You can use this toolkit to learn directly from the experiences of others who have pioneered successful fatherhood initiatives. Building on the insights and lessons that they’ve shared, you can customize your approach to best serve fathers in your community.

We will continue to update this and other National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse resources, so please send any suggestions for future topics to info@fatherhood.gov. And, in the meantime, continue to visit the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse website for additional resources to enhance your endeavors.

Thank you for your support of fathers and, by extension, families and communities!


Kenneth Braswell
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse