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Fatherhood Support – Resources to Empower Dads

Release Date: June 23, 2022

All fathers can be important contributors to the well-being of their children. A loving and nurturing father improves outcomes for children, families, and communities.

According to the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior, and avoid high-risk behaviors including drug use and criminal activity. To learn more, visit Fatherhood.gov, with resources and support for Dads:

  • Responsible Fatherhood Program Map: Fathers can connect with state and local responsible fatherhood programs and resources. 
  • Activities for Dads & Kids: Ideas for easy, free, or low-cost ways to spend quality time with your kids.
  • Deployment Tips for Dads: Tips to proactively establish systems that manage long weeks apart for dads getting ready to deploy.
  • Co-parenting Best Practices: Tips and resources for fathers who live separately from the mothers of their children.
  • Dad Jokes: Fathers play a critical role in their children’s lives. Even something as simple as a “dad joke” can make the biggest difference.
  • DadTalk blog: The blog features insights from dads and responsible fatherhood practitioners from around the country.

For more information about support resources for your family, please contact worklife@hq.dhs.gov.

Last Updated: 08/02/2023
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