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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.

Practice » Separated families
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 » Separated families
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. 
Practice » Separated families
15 October 2009
Working Dads: Final Report on the Fathers at Work Initiative (free download) presents findings from the US Public/Private Ventures’ evaluation of Fathers at Work, a national US demonstration project funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, designed to help low-income noncustodial fathers increase their employment and earnings, become more involved in their children’s lives, and provide them with more consistent financial support. 
FI research » Separated families
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 » Separated families
24 June 2009
African-Caribbean fathers should not be viewed as a ‘hard to reach’ group and are passionate about the health and well-being of their children – but there are major barriers to their accessing of services, including: not knowing what services are available negative views and experiences of GP and hospital services the maternal focus of child health services gendered attitudes towards preventative healthcare views, experiences and anticipation of cultural and racial insensitivity. 
Practice » Separated families
22 June 2009
Britain’s dads are more actively involved in their children’s lives than ever before. And we know fathers matter hugely to their children.