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The latest news about research, policy and practice relating to work with young fathers, including resources to support work with young dads by professionals and practitioners across a range of disciplines.

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22 April 2014 | 2 comments
Adrienne Burgess writes: Infancy is the best time to set parents’ relationships with their children – and each other – off on the right track. 
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14 November 2013 | Leave a comment
Program P (“P” for “Padre” in Spanish and “Pai” in Portuguese, meaning “Father”) provides concrete strategies for engaging men in active caregiving from their partner’s pregnancy through their child’s early years. 
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14 November 2013 | Leave a comment
Jeremy Davies writes: Further to David Davies MP’s comments about ‘feckless fathers’  and subsequent media coverage (for example this Guardian article by Ally Fogg), here is an extract from the Fatherhood Institute’s Research Summary on Young Fathers, which we hope will help inform the debate: Contrary to common belief, many young fathers have real strengths; and the stereotype of the young buck who impregnates the neighbourhood is largely an urban myth: the single most powerful predictor of adolescent fatherhood is being involved in a long-term relationship with the baby’s mother (Hanson et al, 1989). 
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3 October 2013 | 2 comments
Jeremy Davies writes: Today, on a train, I met an inspirational social worker. Like so many, she clearly cared deeply about the families she helped. 
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23 July 2013 | One comment
We know relatively little about young fathers compared with young mothers, but the situation is changing as the focus on fathers increases. 
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23 July 2013 | Leave a comment
Young fathers (aged 16-24) are some of the most invisible, marginalised and vulnerable parents in the UK. Many – though by no means all – have grown up in difficult circumstances, are on low incomes or benefits, have few academic qualifications and relatively poor career prospects.