KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

New Rich Resource for Fatherhood Information: Father Facts 7

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Thu, Oct 08, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

This is your lucky day if you’re looking for trusted US and State statistics, as well as research studies on father involvement, father absence, and the effects on children’s, mother’s and father’s well-being. Especially for those writing funding proposals to support fathers or co-parenting services, this newly released collection of statistics and research summaries provides a goldmine for making your case to funders.  Christopher Brown, President of National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) just announced the release of Father Facts 7

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Tags: Parenting Assessment, co-parenting, fathers

How We Engage Fathers as Co-Parents with Their Babies

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Engaged fathers play a positive role in promoting children’s development.  Research shows that children with engaged fathers show better outcomes in early childhood and adolescence, such as 1) better social-emotional development, 2) higher school achievement, and 3) fewer behavior problems.  This is how fathers pave the path for their sons and daughters to become successful adults.  Northwest Kansas Prevention of Child Abuse shares their experience on adapting a group-based father-focused intervention to home visiting.

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Tags: Parenting Assessment, co-parenting, fathers