Topic: Fathers

Fathers: Information On Single Fathers, Absent Fathers, Expectant Fathers

in Parenting / Family

These sites offer a wide variety of information about fathers and resources for fathers. Extensive research-based articles on issues surrounding fatherhood are presented, looking at absent fathers and father involvement issues, non-custodial and custodial single fathers, father-related policy issues, and more. The sites listed here offer substantial practical advice as well, on topics including responsible fathering, co-parenting, and healthy father involvement.


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The NCOFF brief summarizes their Fathers Care literature review with sections such as key findings and recommendations, a review of current literature, categories of fathers, and fathers on which little research is done. Material covered includes father involvement, fathers' relationships with mothers, and single fathers. Site is geared toward educators and information providers.

Child Trends’ research brief compiles and examines statistical information about father involvement in the lives of children. “Fathers’ Activities with Their Kids” covers fathers’ roles, the importance of father involvement, and problems with absent fathers. Site is geared toward parents and educators.

The Fatherhood Initiative site provides research-based information on fathers, with an emphasis on non-custodial and non-residential fathers. Articles profile fathers and examine their involvement as it pertains to social and economic issues such as welfare, education, and health care. Site is geared toward information providers and parents.

This U.S. Department of Labor site offers information on employment laws and initiatives. Page features the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and includes the text of the FMLA as well as a synopsis of the law and compliance assistance literature and materials. Geared toward workers and employers.

Site provides a wealth of research-based information meant to encourage and prepare fathers for increased involvement in children’s lives. Includes facts on present and absent fathers, surveys and demographic trends on fathering, additional research on fathering, and more. Geared toward parents, educators, and information providers.