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Supporting Fatherhood

Military Father and Family
Our Supporting Fatherhood program is committed to the enhancement and strengthening of services to children and families through supporting the involvement of appropriate fathers in their lives. A growing body of research has concluded that positively engaged fathers promote their children’s overall development, and yet the majority of programs that serve families with young children, especially low-income families, still tend to focus almost exclusively on mothers. Research confirms that when fathers become more involved in parenting – and in working with mothers as co-parents and partners – healthier families and healthier children are the outcome. Parents participating in groups experience reduced stress and anxiety, are more satisfied with their relationship, and employ less harsh discipline. Their children become less hyperactive and aggressive than the children of parents in the control group.

Supporting Fatherhood additional information

Supporting Fatherhood additional information (Spanish)

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