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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Fact Sheet

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una lista de recursos para padres y familias.

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El objetivo de la campaña #Dadication PSA es mostrar, animar y celebrar los esfuerzos de los padres por superar los retos de la paternidad para poder estar presentes y activos en la vida de sus hijos. Vea cómo Óscar ha creado un entorno en el que él y sus hijos pueden superar los retos para aprender y crecer juntos.

Did You Know?

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

Dads limiting drinking and avoiding substance abuse can lead to more positive outcomes for their children.

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