News Category: fathers

New Brief: The Importance of Father Involvement

Sept. 1, 2021

Healthy father involvement is associated with better outcomes on nearly every measure of child wellbeing.

Resources from the 2021 Texas Fatherhood Summit Now Available

June 24, 2021

The 6th Annual Texas Fatherhood Summit was held virtually on June 17-18, 2021. The keynote speakers were Joe Jones, Jr., founder and CEO of the Center for Urban Families and Dr. James McHale, Executive Director of the Infant-Family Center at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. The Summit focused on "Taking Research to the Field," and attendees heard from researchers and service providers about key topic areas. Click for recordings and event materials.

Join us at the 6th AnnualTexas Fatherhood Summit on June 17-18, 2021

April 8, 2021

2021 TEXAS FATHERHOOD SUMMIT: TAKING RESEARCH TO THE FIELD

Thursday, June 17 - Friday, June 18, 2021 | 1:00pm-4:00pm CT each day
Virtual and Free

 

Putting Fatherhood Research into Practice

Oct. 12, 2020

Research shows that when fathers are involved in their children’s lives, children do better across nearly every measure of wellbeing, from cognitive development and educational achievement to self-esteem and pro-social behavior.1 For example, children who grow up with involved fathers are two times as likely to go to college or find stable employment after high school, 75% less likely to have a teen birth, and 80% less likely to spend time in jail.2 The absence of dads during the prenatal period and at the birth may also have a significant impact on maternal stress and

Grand prize winner of Examples of Excellence in Supporting Fathers in Texas

June 26, 2020

Congratulations to the grand prize Example of Excellence winner, Fatherhood Coalition of Tarrant County! Videos from practitioners across the state submitted videos for the new Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub sharing information on how they serve fathers covering four key areas: Father Inclusion, Father Recruitment, Father Retention, and Fatherhood Coalitions. Watch Fatherhood Coalition of Tarrant County's video below. 

Winning Examples of Excellence in Supporting Fathers in Texas

June 16, 2020

Organizations across the state of Texas employ innovative and creative strategies to serve fathers and support families. Practitioners across the state created videos for the new Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub sharing information on how they serve fathers. The videos cover four key areas: Father Inclusion, Father Recruitment, Father Retention, and Fatherhood Coalitions. Congratulations to the four winning organizations below for showcasing their innovations when serving fathers!:

Launch of the Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub

June 12, 2020

CFRP and Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention are excited to announce a single online source for policymakers, administrators, and program providers to learn about the research on the importance of fathers and find concrete tools to advance their day-to-day work, the Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub.

2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit is now Texas Fatherhood Fridays

May 8, 2020

Due to current events, the 2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit will not be taking place in person in Austin as planned and has been adapted into a series of free virtual events. We're now hosting a series of four webinars called Texas Fatherhood Fridays over June and July. See below for specific dates, agendas, and registration links - we hope you join us for each one! Read more.

Registration open for the 2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit in Austin

Feb. 3, 2020

The Texas Fatherhood Summit is hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention Division.