18 November 2014 | Leave a comment
The Fatherhood Institute and MenCare are launching a package of practical resources for health, education and social care professionals, policy makers, programme managers and designers, researchers and evaluators, to mark International Men’s Day (Nov 19), the UN's Universal Children’s Day (Nov 20) and International Day to Eradicate Violence Against Women/White Ribbon Day (Nov 25). Bringing Fathers In is designed to help professionals from any discipline work in ways that build on dads’ vital role in improving children’s outcomes. Read the full story »
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18 November 2014 | Leave a comment
Jeremy Davies writes: Two years ago the Fatherhood Institute published a global research review which identified and explored the evidence on parenting and other programmes’ promotion of father-involvement in the first eight years of children’s lives. 
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16 November 2014 | One comment
  Bringing Fathers In is a series of smart, punchy, evidence-based information sheets backed up with a series of online research summaries. 
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Our 2012 review, Fatherhood: Parenting Programmes and Policy – A Critical Review of Best Practice, examined evidence from across the world about parenting and other programmes’ focus on father-involvement as a means to impact on family violence, child abuse, children’s health or learning. 
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7 November 2014 | Leave a comment
What do we mean by ‘paternity leave’? Paternity leave is a father-specific right to take time off work soon after the birth of a child. 
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Better educated fathers, like better educated mothers, have a more positive impact on their children’s early learning. Fathers can be motivated to engage in further learning when they understand the benefits to their children. 
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High quality (sensitive/supportive) and substantial father involvement from the month following birth is connected with a range of positive outcomes in babies and toddlers, including higher IQs at 12 months and 3 years. 
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Five-year-olds with two supportive parents score more highly on language development. Shared decision-making by mother and father is directly linked to very young children’s better academic and social skills   Research shows that babies as young as three months are fully equipped to pay attention to two people at the same time: • Babies can rapidly shift their gaze from one person to the other as the interaction develops, sharing attention and feelings with both adults. 
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7 November 2014 | Leave a comment
Removing a abusive father from a family, while often a positive and even essential first step, provides only a partial solution.