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New Research - Family Strengthening and Incarcerated Fathers
posted on January 28, 2010 10:46:22 am
As a part of the National Evaluation of the Responsible Fatherhood, Marriage and Family Strengthening Grants for Incarcerated and Re-entering Fathers and their Partners (MSF-IP), several project activities have strong outreach components. The evaluation itself sits at the nexus of criminal justice and human services policy, and as such interested parties include the National Institute of Justice, the American Corrections Association, the National Association of Welfare Research Statistics, and others.

What The Divorce Revolution Has Meant For Kids
posted on January 04, 2010 01:36:53 pm
Producer Sasha Aslanian spent five years working on a documentary about the children of divorce. Here's some of what she found...

NRFC 2010 Calendar Available
posted on December 30, 2009 07:44:35 am
The NRFC's 2010 Calendar is available for free to download from fatherhood.gov! Each month contains tips on ways to spend time with your kids and ways to 'go green'! Write in important dates, like birthdays, school events, and sports games.

B.U.I.L.D. helps dads improve parenting skills
posted on December 30, 2009 07:39:22 am
For dads who would like to work on their parenting skills, the Gwinnett Children's Shelter has just the program for you. The Building Up Involved Loving Dads (B.U.I.L.D.) Program works with teen-aged and adult dads to help them learn how to administer discipline in a positive way. But that's not all...

Responsible Fathers, Healthy Communities - US Dept of Justice
posted on December 30, 2009 07:36:31 am
Today, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Attorney General Eric Holder co-hosted a Fatherhood Town Hall at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of the town hall was to discuss the importance of fatherhood and how the criminal justice system can help support the successful reentry of fathers back into the community....

Donuts for Dads: 250 men read to students at Watts elementary school
posted on November 19, 2009 11:38:09 am
More than 250 men, including LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, participated in a program this morning at 99th Street School in Watts aimed at getting fathers involved in their children's education.

Infants have fewer serious accidents if dad is committed parent, study shows
posted on November 16, 2009 08:21:12 am
Babies have fewer serious accidents if their male parent is seriously committed to fatherhood, according to an analysis by a specialist of Japan's National Institute of Public Health.About 42,000 people were surveyed by Takeo Fujiwara, chief of the institute's behavioral science section, and the results were announced Friday in a British journal specializing in epidemiology.

UK - Every new father to be given Dad Card guide to parenting
posted on November 16, 2009 07:24:33 am
Every new father in the country will be given a pocket guide to being a good parent and how to get the maximum State benefits under a taxpayer-supported scheme. The so-called Dad Card will include tips on how to raise 'happy children,' along with information on the father's role during birth.

Supporting Children in Foster Care - RaiseMeUp.org
posted on November 12, 2009 08:33:05 am
Raise Me Up is dedicated to safely reducing the number of children in foster care by teaming up community organizations and volunteers like you with children in need.

Fathers Gain Respect From Experts (and Mothers)
posted on November 12, 2009 08:16:48 am
...But since the couple attended a parenting course-to save their relationship, which had become overwhelmed by arguments about rearing their children-Ms. Calapini has had a change of heart. Now she encourages the father-daughter car talk...

Single dad 'Edge' parenting from afar
posted on October 19, 2009 05:52:44 am
Edgerrin James is likely to enter the top 10 on the NFL's career rushing list this weekend....Yet getting 18 yards on Sunday for the Seahawks against Arizona and passing Marcus Allen on the all-time list matters far less to him than what he's already accomplished this week. The 31-year-old single father surprised one of his three daughters during school Wednesday morning with a call into her class in Florida. He had arranged it with her teacher, who kept the secret.

Positive Parenting Can Have Lasting Impact for Generations
posted on October 14, 2009 05:51:17 am
A new study that looks at data on three generations of Oregon families shows that "positive parenting" - including factors such as warmth, monitoring children's activities, involvement, and consistency of discipline - not only has positive impacts on adolescents, but on the way they parent their own children.

Take Time To Be A Dad Today New PSAs
posted on October 13, 2009 09:51:36 am
In an effort to show fathers the unique and irreplaceable role they play in their children's lives, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) and the Ad Council joined today to announce the launch of new public service advertisements (PSAs). 'Fathers are crucial to the healthy development of their children,' said Carmen Nazario, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. 'These moving public service ads will encourage fathers to be better providers, protectors, and mentors.'

Va. event to promote marriage, 2-parent families
posted on September 28, 2009 06:33:20 am
Hampton University will open a 'marriage summit' Tuesday, bringing together religious leaders, psychologists, public health workers and other experts to discuss the state of marriage and talk about how to reverse trends such as high divorce rates and out-of-wedlock births.

Ex-NBA Player Anderson Taking Another Shot at Fatherhood
posted on September 28, 2009 06:31:44 am
He ran the production like a former point guard, which Kenny Anderson is, and as if his life depended on it, which, in a way, it did. He lined up the consents of five women -- the mothers of his seven kids, some of them more amenable to the idea than others -- and coordinated the kids' flights, same days, same arrival times, so as to minimize the waiting-around time at the airport....

Submit an Event for the NRFC Calendar
posted on September 02, 2009 09:00:00 pm
The NRFC Calendar posts regional and national events related to responsible fatherhood, including conferences and roundtables. Submit your event to www.fatherhood.gov online. Not sure if you're event would be appropriate to submit? Review our Event Calendar Policy first.

It's Back to School Time
posted on September 01, 2009 09:00:00 pm
It's back to school time! The return of yellow buses, juggling drop-off and pick-up, and helping with homework. Visit the NRFC Fathers and Education page for tips and resources for getting involved this year.

Preparing for Flu Season
posted on August 16, 2009 09:00:00 pm
With information on avoiding the flu and what to do if you or a family member gets sick, this US Department of Health and Human Services website has all the resources you'll need to be prepared going into this flu season.

Time to think about back to school
posted on August 16, 2009 09:00:00 pm
As summer draws to a close, it's time to start getting ready for back to school. The Federal Citizen Information Center has health and safety tips and resources for getting ready for the new school year.

Dads in Nature - Zebra Finch
posted on July 12, 2009 09:00:00 pm
Zebra Finch love to sing! The males of the families usually learn their signature song from their dads and will then teach the song to other members of the family. What have you learned from your dad? What do you teach your children?

Share this site!
posted on July 01, 2009 09:00:00 pm
Fatherhood.gov now features a "Share" option on every page to help you share the tips and resources you've found with others. Post to Facebook, email a friend, Tweet about it. Help someone else Take Time to Be a Dad Today.

CNN Poll:Fewer fathers want to be stay-at-home dads
posted on June 24, 2009 09:00:00 pm
CNN.com and CareerBuilder.com survey results of working dads, this article also includes five tips on balancing work and family life.

Rain Can't Stop Dads From Rally
posted on June 24, 2009 09:00:00 pm
Hundreds of D.C. area fathers took President Obama's message to heart as they braved the weather for the National Rally for Responsible Fatherhood.

President Obama Fathers Day Events
posted on June 22, 2009 09:00:00 pm
Pres. Obama visited Year Up, a one year training program for urban young adults in Arlington, VA. Later, the president and V.P. Biden made remarks on fatherhood and mentoring during a town hall meeting in the East Room. Finally, the president made remarks at a South Lawn event for young men, and did some grilling with The Food Network's Bobby Flay.

White House Blog - Responsible Fatherhood
posted on June 22, 2009 09:00:00 pm
Read about the President's involvement in Responsible Fatherhood and view a special video.

Remarks by the President, June 19 Town Hall Meeting
posted on June 22, 2009 09:00:00 pm
...This town hall marks the beginning of a national conversation that we hope to start about fatherhood and personal responsibility - about how fathers across America are meeting the challenges in their families and communities, and what government can do to support those who are having a difficult time...

President Obama Parade Magazine Article
posted on June 20, 2009 09:00:00 pm
As the father of two young girls who have shown such poise, humor, and patience in the unconventional life into which they have been thrust, I mark this Father's Day - our first in the White House - with a deep sense of gratitude...

Obama promoting fatherhood as national priority
posted on June 18, 2009 09:00:00 pm
In an unusual devotion of time for the president, Barack Obama is blocking out nearly an entire afternoon to promote the importance of being a good dad as a national priority. The emphasis on responsible fatherhood is personal for Obama...

President Obama writes on fatherhood in essay for Parade magazine
posted on June 18, 2009 09:00:00 pm
President Obama, who knows first-hand the pain of paternal abandonment, writes in a gripping Father's Day essay that his primary goal in life is to be a good dad. The essay for Parade magazine is to be published Sunday.

Obama kicks off a national conversation on fatherhood
posted on June 18, 2009 09:00:00 pm
President Barack Obama will kick off a national conversation today about fatherhood, family, and mentoring with a series of events around DC and a gathering of young men for a discussion at the White House.

The Best Highlights Happen at Home
posted on June 15, 2009 09:00:00 pm
ESPN and the NRFC team up to bring you backyard hightlights and remind all of us to take time to be a dad today.

Ways to Celebrate Fathers Day
posted on June 15, 2009 09:00:00 pm
Find different and fun ways to celebrate Father's Day this June 20th - and everyday! Check out our book list, movie list, and June activities calendar

NRFC and ESPN Team Up!
posted on June 02, 2009 09:00:00 pm
The Advertising Council and the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse join ESPN today to launch a new series of national public service advertisements designed to show dads the critical role they play in their children's lives. The ads will debut this week on ESPN media in advance of Father's Day.

Money Saving Tips from the NRFC
posted on May 31, 2009 09:00:00 pm
In any economy taking care of your family can get expensive, and as many American families feel the pinch more and more, here are some tips to keep more money in your wallet.

Hopes rise for progress on fatherhood woes
posted on May 05, 2009 09:00:00 pm
With a centennial celebration of Father's Day coming next month, and a new president committed to supporting better parenting, liberals and conservatives alike say the political stars may be aligned for major progress in promoting responsible fatherhood...

Show Your Support for Father Involvement!
posted on April 13, 2009 09:00:00 pm
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Bedtime Story Showdown
posted on March 22, 2009 09:00:00 pm
From National Public Radio: It can loom over you, one more hurdle before bedtime, especially when your child hits the over-and-over stage, loving the one book you hate, the one you've seen your partner try to "lose" under the bed, the one which, if your obsessed child finds it again, you will help lose permanently in an accident involving the paper shredder. ...

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