News Category: fathers

How to Involve Fathers in Home Visiting Programs

May 29, 2013

Father involvement is associated with positive outcomes for children. Children with highly involved fathers have fewer behavioral problems, higher educational attainment, and lower levels of emotional distress than children with less involved fathers. Fathers also uniquely contribute to children’s healthy attachment, emotional regulation, social competence, and cognitive development.

The CAS Study: Increasing Father Involvement Through Paternity Establishment

May 22, 2013

Two married parents living in one household with their children once comprised the normative family in the United States. Today, approximately 41 percent of children are born to unmarried parents and nearly one-third of children live apart from at least one of their biological parents.1 These changes in family structure are cause for concern because unmarried fathers have no automatic legal ties to their children, and children living apart from at least one parent are considerably more likely to live in poverty and spend less time with the noncustodial parent.2