Virtual community for at home dads.
Joe and Paula Ehrmann, co-founders of Building Men and Women for Others work to inform, inspire and initiate individual, organizational and societal change that empowers men and women to be their very best personally, professionally and relationally.
The Center for Family Policy and Practice (CFFPP) is a nationally-focused public policy organization conducting policy research, technical assistance, training, litigation and public education in order to focus attention on the barriers faced by never-married, low-income fathers and their families.
CLASP is a research organization that concentrates on family policy and access to civil legal assistance for low-income families. Family policy projects include welfare reform, workforce development, child care, child support enforcement, child welfare, couples and marriage policy, and reproductive health and teen parents.
From the Annie E. Casey Foundation
The overall purpose of the CBM Fatherhood Initiative is to enhance effective and responsible fathering through parenting education and economic stability.
UK-based Dad At Home was formed to offer a unique reference point on being a stay-at-home dad. Features and articles are written by professional journalists and experts who have a particular interest or background in the area of stay-at-home fathers.
This UK-based site serves as a clearinghouse of information ranging from birth to education.
Daughters.com features advice from experts and parents, an interactive community and has information and resources organized in a variety of topics, from body image and building friendships to dating and communicating successfully.
FCN is an organization for and about families of prisoners. FCN offers information, training and technical assistance on parenting programs for prisoners, incarcerated fathers and mothers, the impact of the justice system on families, prison marriage and much more.
FIRA is a pan-Canadian alliance of individuals, organizations and institutions dedicated to the development and sharing of knowledge focusing on father involvement and the building of a community-university research alliance supporting this work.
One of the key policy goals and priorities set out by US President Barack Obama is the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood and Strong Communities. As part of this goal, the White House has partnered with a number of other Federal Departments to promote these partnerships and activities that promote fatherhood in local communities. Note: this is the same website as the National Fatherhood Clearinghouse below.
The Fatherhood Institute provides news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families.
The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home and in the community. See especially their comprehensive tool kit designed to help you work with men and boys to prevent gender-based violence. It provides readings, case studies, handouts, exercises, and other resources as well as community-building tools.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Family Assistance (OFA) Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) website.
President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. My Brother's Keeper Task Force Report (May 2014)
The mission of the National Center for Fathering is to improve the well-being of children by inspiring and equipping men to be more effectively involved in the lives of children.
Fatherhing Courts Resource Guide: Fathering Courts are problem solving courts that use alternatives to incarceration in an attempt to assist non-custodial parents with unpaid child support and enhance the delinquent parent’s employment options. The purpose is to increase child support payments, reduce expenditures by the state, and improve relationship between non-custodial parents and their children.
NCOFF is dedicated to research and practice that expands the knowledge base on father involvement and family development and that informs policy designed to improve the well-being of children.
The National Compadres Network is a national effort whose focus is the reinforcement of the positive involvement of Latino males in the lives of their families, communities, and society.
A coalition of national and community-based fatherhood organizations, individual fatherhood practitioners and others interested in fatherhood and family strengthening.
The goal of NLFFI is to address the multifaceted needs of Latino men and foster a positive approach to working with Latino populations, building on the strengths of familiar cultural traditions.
The vision of the National Parenting Education Network (NPEN) is that all parents/families will have the information, resources and support needed to provide a nurturing relationship and an optimal environment that will encourage their children’s healthy growth and development.
Primarily a tool for professionals operating responsible fatherhood programs, the NRFC provides access to print and electronic publications, timely information on fatherhood issues, and targeted resources that support Office of Family Assistance-funded Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage grantees.National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Webinars: As part of the NRFC’s efforts to support the responsible fatherhood field the NRFC hosts a Webinar series. Originally directed toward the Office of Family Assistance-funded Responsible Fatherhood grantee programs, these Webinars focus on a range of programmatic topics, including working with specific populations, evaluation support, and program implementation tools. Links to over 7 years of webinars.
The mission of NFI is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the number of children growing up with involved, responsible and committed fathers. NFI conducts numerous training events for fatherhood organizations on a regular basis across the US.
National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System
The National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System (QIC NRF) is a collaborative effort between the American Humane Association, the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law and National Fatherhood Initiative and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.
The focus of this project is a result of the federal Child and Family Services Reviews and the “What About the Dads" report, which indicated that there is very little meaningful engagement occurring between the child welfare system and fathers. The QIC NRF promotes the importance of gaining more knowledge regarding the engagement of non-resident fathers and their children who are involved in the child welfare system.
National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers Child Law Practice Series
The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law (ABA) on behalf of the Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers (QIC-NRF) is developing a series of articles for the ABA’s monthly journal, Child Law Practice. There will be six articles drafted by expert consultants identified by the ABA. Articles will cover issues discussed in QIC NRF's year one literature review and needs assessment, such as visitation, constitutional rights and responsibilities and practice tips for attorneys and judges. After the series is published in Child Law Practice, it will be repackaged into a stand-alone book. Completed articles and an author/topic list is available on the QIC-NRF homepage.
Native American Fatherhood and Families Association
NAFFA is strengthening Native American families by enhancing the responsible involvement of fathers in the lives of their children and by fostering communication, professional, education and collaborations among service providers.
The New Dad
Boston College Center for Work & Family’s work on the changing role of fathers.
Reentry Mythbusters (PDF File)
Resources for programs working with formerly incarcerated fathers from the Federal Interagency Reentry Council.
Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage - What's the Connection? (PDF File)
A tip sheet from the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center
Fatherhood programs provide services that support fathers in their roles as major influences in their children’s lives. These programs are helping fathers create loving, nurturing relationships with their children and be actively involved in their lives. This toolkit from the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse draws on lessons learned and resources used by fatherhood programs in diverse locales throughout the nation.
The Strengthening Families Approach and Protective Factors Framework: Branching Out and Reaching Deeper- focuses on families with young children birth – 8 years old.
Strong Fathers-Strong Families is a training, technical assistance and facilitation organization that is focused on strengthening children by strengthening fathers and families. Through staff training, consultation and event facilitation, Strong Fathers-Strong Families works with Head Start programs, public schools and churches as well as other organizations.
The Future of the Hispanic Family
In November 2007, the Brookings’s Center on Children and Families and the Annie E. Casey Foundation held a forum to discuss trends in marriage and childbearing in the Hispanic community and address what actions policy-makers and practitioners can take to strengthen Hispanic families and improve the well-being of children in these families.
Tools for Social Innovators The Spark Policy Institute's Tools for Social Innovators is a community toolbox contributed to by experienced and cutting-edge social innovators. Each tool provides practical tools to help funders, nonprofits, business and community leaders enhance their ability to ignite social change.
Tossed on a Sea of Change: A Status Update on the Responsible Fatherhood Field (PDF File) by Serena Klempin and Ronald B. Mincy (Center for Research on Fathers, Children adn Family Well-Being)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Fatherhood Website
The federal Promoting Responsible Fatherhood webpage includes resources on marriage, parenting, economic stability, access & support, incarceration, and other resources.
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Valuing All Our Families: Progressive Policies that Strengthen Family Commitments and Reduce Family Disparities In addition to reviewing the extensive research that has been done on families today, this report offers a framework for understanding family indicators that can influence child and adult outcomes and highlights some key economic and social policies that would strengthen family commitments and reduce family disparities.