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News, research, policy and practice articles on working with separated families, and maximising the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children post-separation.

FI research » Separated families
22 July 2013 | 5 comments
‘For too long, our culture has treated boys who become fathers . . . as detached misfits who are the architects of many of our nation’s problems, rather than seeing these youth for who they really are: young men trying to navigate a complex array of difficult life circumstances that place them at a tremendous disadvantage’ (Kiselica, 2008). 
Practice » Separated families
2 July 2013 | One comment
Sorting Out Separation: Parents Working Together is a new video on the government’s website, visit video Growing up is challenging for any child. 
FI research » Separated families
22 May 2013 | 2 comments
This research summary covers: Levels/trends in fathers’ involvement in schools Fathers v. mothers: involvement in education The care/education ‘nexus’ Fathers’ earnings and education Children’s behaviour at school Brain development Fathering quality and educational attainment Fathers and literacy Fathers v. 
Practice » Separated families
21 May 2013 | Leave a comment
Although the Fatherhood Institute receives no funding to respond to fathers’ enquiries, we often receive telephone calls and emails from dads who want good quality information and guidance on a range of subjects. 
Policy » Separated families
16 February 2013 | One comment
Many policy documents and some legislation require family, health and education professionals to engage with ‘parents’. This should, of course, mean that they engage with fathers as well as mothers – but research show that this tends to happen all too rarely. 
Policy » Separated families
31 January 2013 | 103 comments
13Parental Responsibility is a legal status an adult can hold in relation to a child, which gives that adult all the ‘rights and responsibilities’ of a parent.