Issue Briefs on Responsible Fatherhood

Posted November 24, 2010
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Just Partners, Inc.
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This collection of seven briefs has one simple focus: sharing information and insights from 15 years of growth in the Responsible Fatherhood field. Each installment in the series, at two quick pages a piece, explains how far we’ve come — and what work we still have to do — to give America’s fathers and families the support they need to succeed. 

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Key Takeaway

Children are better off when their fathers are actively engaged in their lives

Research links responsible fathering to a long list of positive outcomes. For instance: Children with involved fathers have a better chance of growing up in a higher-opportunity neighborhood while avoiding material hardship and homelessness. They are also less likely to participate in risky behaviors or cross paths with the juvenile justice system.