The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families.
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 draws on lessons learned and resources used by fatherhood programs in diverse locales throughout the nation.
Engaging fathers is a dynamic, ongoing process. Produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health, this course (approximately 60 minutes) provides an overview of key insights and data on the unique and irreplaceable role that fathers play in the well-being of their children. Effective father engagement requires consistent and long-term commitment on the part of organizations; this course will better equip you to begin to support fathers and reduce the ill effects of father absence in your community.
The fatherhood resource that NM GRADS is using is one of the most comprehensive fatherhood program available with innovative tools, strategies, and exercises for fathers of all races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds! Developed by fathering and parenting experts, it focuses on the characteristics men need to be good fathers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Complete Program Kits include everything you need to successfully market, run, and evaluate the program. Spanish fathering handbooks available for both.
Promotes the health and well-being of people of all ages in northern New Mexico. Our mission is to provide quality services, public awareness, and integrated community supports for children, adults and families facing social, emotional and/or developmental challenges.
The New Mexico Young Fathers Project (NMYFP) is a program which helps young fathers under the age of 26. Participants receive individual case management, mentorship and learn life skills in groups with other young fathers. They receive training in parenting, relationship skills and decision making. Participants also learn to navigate systems that impact their families and imrpove employment outcomes. Some participants are trained to become peer mentors/educators and conduct presentations to other young fathers and community groups.
The National Center for Fathering (Fathers.com) is a nonprofit educational organization that provides research-based training and resources so that men are equipped to address their children's needs. Our goal is to reverse the cultural trend toward fatherlessness by helping every dad learn how to be a father.
To improve the quality and stability of couple and father-child relationships in fragile families, researchers are beginning to consider how to tailor existing couple-relationship and father-involvement interventions, which are now targeted on married couples, to the specific needs of unwed couples in fragile families. The goal, explain Philip Cowan, Carolyn Pape Cowan, and Virginia Knox, is to provide a more supportive developmental context for mothers, fathers, and, especially, the children in fragile families.