This section provides PDFs and video of recent news stories about fatherhood which feature Colorado programs and grant recipients.
The Positives of Play for Fathers and Children
Targets and Walmarts alike have begun to stock their shelves with pencil cases, glue sticks and notebooks as the lazy, summer fun is replaced by a chaotic back to school buzz. Children may rush down the aisles with excitment as parents clutch school supply lists expectedly, but no matter the weather or the season, the importance of play in your child’s life is hugely significant.| View PDF
Male role model focus of Nurturing Fathers Program
About 25 million American children will grow up without fathers in their homes, Mark Perlman, Nurturing Father’s Program founder said during a training seminar last week in Salida.
The Importance of Play for Fathers and Their Children
Research has shown that playing with children is central to their development as it teaches patience, turn taking and countless other fundamental skills. Moreover, it has been shown that fathers influence their children primarily through play and generally spend the greatest percentage of time with their children doing playful activities.| Read story
WRC: Working with Father’s Training: Responsible Fatherhood
On July 9-11, 2007, the Women’s Resource Center will host a three-day training titled, “Working with Fathers: Using the Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum. The training is designed specifically for Colorado agencies that recently received grants through the Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiative and who must be trained to teach the curriculum.| View PDF
Responsible fatherhood curriculum sessions in Durango
The Women’s Resource Center will host a three-day training titled "Working with Fathers: Using the Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum" July 9-11.| View PDF
Tips for Building a Good Father/Child Relationship
According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, compared to children who have uninvolved fathers, children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self- esteem and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy and criminal activity. Click here to read the rest of the interview.| Read story
Program coaches fathers in effective parenting skills
Father’s Day provides the chance to recognize and appreciate the positive impact fathers can have, but not everyone is endowed with the skills and knowledge necessary to play that role up to their full potential.| View PDF
Men help men in fatherhood program
C.A. Arnold, who has since retired from his position as a facilitator with the Young Dads program, said what results from participating in Hilltop’s 12-week session on fatherhood is not typical: guys helping guys and developing a network of support through their children.| View PDF
Building Strong Futures: Why all the fuss about Fatherhood?
When a child comes into this world, obviously there is a mother and a father. Even if the father is not physically there at the birth of the child, there is a mother and somewhere a father. If children are lucky they have the love and care of both parents, but that is not always the case.| View PDF
Father’s Day Activities for Kids and Dads
Celebrating Father’s Day doesn’t have to mean parties or elaborate gifts.| View PDF