7 September 2014 | Leave a comment
The Fatherhood Institute and experts from Yale University say a ‘game change’ is needed in the commissioning, design and evaluation of parenting programmes, to get fathers more involved and thus improve child outcomes and value-for-money. Our global review of evidence, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, found that fathers are largely ignored by parenting programmes in the UK and elsewhere. Parenting programmes rarely attempt to engage with fathers or evaluate their impact on key outcomes for both parents. Cost-effectiveness evidence for such programmes is rare, but research shows that they work best where both parents are engaged - so well-designed, father-inclusive programmes should be the most cost-effective. Read the full story »
Practice »
8 September 2014 | Leave a comment
The NSPCC’s Dad Project guide offers a range of useful tips and ideas for why and how to engage more effectively with dads, in the perinatal period and beyond. 
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8 September 2014 | Leave a comment
Jeremy Davies writes: New evidence from ‘Read On. Get On.’, a Save the Children campaign launching today, suggests the need has never been greater for dads to read regularly with their children. 
Practice »
5 September 2014 | Leave a comment
Writing in Every Child Journal, part of the Teaching Times group, Fatherhood Institute trustee Tim Linehan outlines the benefits (for children, fathers, mothers and wider society) of services’ engagement with fathers….and the potential dangers of their failure to do so. 
FI research »
5 September 2014 | Leave a comment
A team from the Fatherhood Institute and Yale University in the US conducted a systematic review of the global evidence on parenting interventions, and found that a ‘game change’ is needed in their commissioning, design and evaluation, to get fathers more involved and thus improve child outcomes and value-for-money. 
FI research »
29 July 2014 | Leave a comment
Steps must be taken to address the failure of child protection services to work with fathers and other men around children. 
External (non-FI) research »
7 July 2014 | Leave a comment
A research team based at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, led by Prof. Louise Howard, is conducting a five-year project on the ‘Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Perinatal Mental Health Services’ (ESMI). 
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26 June 2014 | Leave a comment
Jeremy Davies writes: Tanya Gold wrote this thoughtful piece about a vulnerable mother selling The Big Issue on the streets of London. 
Case studies, Practice »
26 June 2014 | Leave a comment
Martin Andrews, dads support worker at Grandpont Children’s Centre in Oxfordshire, writes:   I organise regular fortnightly Saturday morning stay and play sessions with male carers.