The Rise of Single Fathers
This article from the Pew Research Center provides data and discusses the dramatic increase in the number of single father households from 1960-2011.
Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids
Here the Pew Research Center provides an overview of the rise of fathers staying at home to care for children.
The Characteristics and Circumstances of Teen Fathers
This Child Trends research brief offers a statistical portrait of teen fathers at the time of their first child's birth and as young adults.
Modern Dads Rock, But a New Report Shows They Need More Support
Parents magazine describes research into the importance of men's involvement in children's lives.
Millennial Fathers Are Rejecting the "Bad Dad" Stereotype
In this 2018 World Economic Forum article, the author discusses the outdated ways film and television portray fathers -- and how that needs to change.
The Father Absence Crisis in America
This infographic from the National Fatherhood Initiative depicts adverse effects that are more likely to occur among children living without fathers.
Resources for Serving Young Fathers
Developed by the Office of Adolescent Health, the resources in this toolkit provide a comprehensive approach for including young fathers in programming.
Developmental Milestones: Supporting Father-Child Engagement
This section of the Office of Adolescent Health website provides information about how program staff can help young fathers cultivate the skills needed for positive engagement with their children.
National Fatherhood Initiative
The National Fatherhood Initiative is a capacity-building organization that works to increase the positive presence of fathers in the lives of children. The initiative provides information for state and community-based initiatives, research-based programs for working with incarcerated fathers, and resources for fathers in the military. An extensive list of free resources is included on the website.
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
This website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to promoting responsible fatherhood and strong communities. This site links to articles, statistics, promising practices, toolkits and tips for professionals, and state profiles, among many other valuable resources.
Supporting Young Fathers
This Healthy Teen Network advocacy resource guide provides background on the prevalence and impact of early fatherhood, as well as recommendations on steps society can take to support young fathers.
Step by Step: Engaging Fathers in Programs for Families
This guide from the Best Start Resource Centre describes the importance of involving fathers in family support programs, understanding diversity, and assessing your organization's father-friendliness, along with marketing strategies, signs of success, and key issues to keep in mind.
A Driver's Manual for New Dads
Developed by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), this resource guide provides information and tips for new fathers. The manual covers all stages of early fatherhood, including working with and understanding the child's mother, and what to do when the baby arrives. It is available in English and Spanish (below) as well as Arabic, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Korean, and Russian on the OTDA Publications page.
Fatherhood E-Learning Module
This E-Learning Module from the Office of Adolescent Health provides an overview of key insights and data on the unique and irreplaceable role fathers play in the well-being of their children. This course will also help participants consider opportunities to involve fathers.
Healthy Fathers, Healthy Families
This research brief from the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse provides information to help fathers improve their own health as well as the well-being of their children.