Fatherhood Initiative

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Fatherhood Initiative Resources

  • National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse: 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. 
  • National Fatherhood Initiative: Fatherhood programs and resources for human service organizations and beyond. Involving fathers in human service programs doesn’t have to be difficult. Our research and evidence-based programs and services give you the tools and training you need to be more father-inclusive. 

  • National Center for Fathering: Strengthening Fathers And Serving Leaders: The National Center for Fathering (NCF) has provided tools, research and support for fathers and leaders around the world since 1990. 

  • Fathering LibraryWelcome to the fathers.com fathering library. On the left you will see how our blogs and articles are categorized. Choose your stage in the fathering journey under Your Kids, click on a specific situation that applies to you, or browse through the items in our hot topics and fathering fundamentals. Also, check out Tools for the Journey – short downloadable pieces with tips for specific challenges. 
  • Fatherville: Fatherville.com is an online resource ONLY that supports, encourages, and challenges fathers in every stage of fatherhood. Fatherville.com's mission and goal is to encourage men to become better fathers through the exchange of ideas. This exchange can take place in a number of ways: via the online forum, written essays and contributed articles from other fathers. 
  • FatherhoodFirst.org: The mission of FatherhoodFirst.org is to help fathers develop positive relationships with their children and to help them understand the importance of their presence in the lives of their children. At Fatherhood First, fathers are offered father/child activities (both in group and individual settings), one-on-one case management classes for new and expectant fathers, and male involvement meetings to families within our community. FatherhoodFirst.org makes these same resources and activities available to Head Start programs nationwide. external link
  • All Pro Dad ChaptersA monthly gathering at school where dads and kids engage in meaningful conversation and activities centered around a character-based curriculum.