Research, policy and practical work with fathers in families facing challenges relating to mental and physical health, poverty and unemployment, immigration and ethnicity, imprisonment, low education and achievement, and so on.
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.
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.
Attachment security is associated with superior functioning in young children – and young children with secure attachments to both parents do better than children who are securely attached to only one parent.
FI calls on government to scrap bedroom tax for separated fathers
The Fatherhood Institute is calling on the government to make separated fathers exempt from the bedroom tax and take other steps to ‘draw in’ and support disadvantaged dads – who are more likely to lose contact with their children if they separate from the mother, according to new research.
Dad Factor INSET training for schools
The Dad Factor is a package of INSET training for schools, family learning and extended school services and the staff who work in these settings including head teachers, teachers, learning assistants, mentors, family learning teams, community education staff, school nurses and counsellors.
Boys’ Development Project Trainings
Mainstreaming work with fathers (June/July 2010)
These workshops will focus on three interrelated areas:
How to improve outcomes for children through our work with fathers;
How to build in evaluation to ensure we know the effectiveness of our work with fathers;
How to integrate work with fathers into mainstream work with families.