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Information for professionals working with men who are fathers of children with disabilities, or who are disabled themselves, or whose partners are disabled – no matter what their disability or health condition.

External research » Disability
13 April 2010
Sandi Dheensa is a first-year doctoral researcher in Primacy Care Clinical Sciences at the University of Birmingham, with a background in Health Psychology. 
Practice » Disability
26 February 2010
This is one of a series of guide to help agencies develop father-inclusive services, produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ Parenting Implementation Project (PIP), which ran from early 2008 until June 2009. 
Practice » Disability
26 February 2010
This is one of a series of guides to help agencies develop father-inclusive services, produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ Parenting Implementation Project (PIP), which ran from early 2008 until June 2009. 
External research » Disability
11 January 2010
On 3 April, 2009, the Economic and Social Research Council funded a conference at the University of Cambridge: “Gender and Parenting Culture: Intensive Fatherhood?” At the link below, you can read a detailed report of the day, with the links to the left of the page taking you to recordings/presentations. 
FI research » Disability
29 September 2009
From this page you can access all the Fatherhood Institute’s Research Summaries…just click on the links below. Fatherhood Institute Main Research Summary: the Costs and Benefits of Active Fatherhood Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Young Fathers Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Separated Families Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Fathers, Mothers, Work and Family Maternal and Infant Health in the Perinatal Period: The Father’s Role Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Anti-social Behaviour and Fatherhood Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Fathers’ Influence Over Children’s Education Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Fathers Attending Births Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Fathers and Disabled Children Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Fathers and Smoking Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Fathers and Post-natal Depression Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Expectant and New Fathers’ Information Needs Fatherhood Institute Research Summary: Fathers and Breastfeeding  
External research » Disability
24 August 2009
In 2007, the Recognising Fathers project published its first report – Recognising Fathers: understanding the issues faced by fathers of children with a learning difficulty.  That ground-breaking document, based on in-depth interviews with 20 fathers, is now followed by Recognising Fathers: a national survey of fathers who have children with learning difficulties (2009), written by Christine Towers, with 250 fathers surveyed.  This new report covers fathers’ involvement in their children’s lives, the impact on their relationships with families and friends, how support services interact with them, their need for employment support and the impact on their own health.  Towers finds that while, in comparison with research from previous decades, some services are developing more opportunities for fathers to attend and participate in meetings, policies and practices in health and social care, as well as in employment, do not always acknowledge their caring responsibilities.  The findings have implications for education, health and social care practitioners and policy makers for children with disabilities, as well as for employers and health workers, such as GPs, who have a role to play in supporting fathers as carers.