Why does fatherhood matter?
In a study examining father involvement with 134 children of adolescent mothers over the first 10 years of life, researchers found that father-child contact was associated with better socio-emotional and academic functioning. The results indicated that children with more involved fathers experienced fewer behavioral problems and scored higher on reading achievement. This study showed the significance of the role of fathers in the lives of at-risk children, even in case of nonresident fathers.
“The Fatherhood Initiative aims to enhance-educate-engage particularly African-American fathers, as well as the general populous in closing the gap of father absenteeism in the lives of their children, facilitating enhanced relationships between fathers and their families in the San Antonio and surrounding communities.”
A Tool Kit:
Planning and Implementing Fatherhood and Mentoring
Initiatives and Activities