Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative 2011 Family Services Directory
This directory, prepared by the state Department of Social
Services, lists providers, support groups, websites, and
other resources for fatherhood-related issues.
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Fatherhood Initiative website
Children of Incarcerated Parents
This report from the National Conference of State
Legislatures (NCSL) gives state governments a framework for
helping the children of incarcerated pare nts. It points to
research showing that such assistance can result in reduced
recidivism for the parent, healthier development of the
child, and fewer cases of incarceration across generations
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Fatherneed: Why Fathers Are So Crucial to Their Children's Health
A PowerPoint presentation made by Kyle Pruett, M.D., of the
Yale University School of Medicine, at a fatherhood forum
held March 16, 2006, by the Commission on Children and the
state Department of Social Services.
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Connecting Low-Income Families and Fathers: A Guide to Practical Policies
This publication, published in 2000 by the Conference of
State Legislatures, can be downloaded here by chapter, in
The nation's governors
In July 2007, the National Governors Association issued a
position paper on the importance of fathers to families.
"The nation's Governors recognize that government alone
cannot reverse the growing trend of father absence," the
paper says. "What is needed is a fundamental change in
society to provide greater emphasis on the role of fathers
in child rearing. However, the federal government can and
should take action to help reduce the number of
out-of-wedlock pregnancies and encourage active
participation by fathers of all ages in raising their
children." The paper goes on to list those possible actions.
To read it,
visit the NGA site.
Promising efforts to promote positive father involvement
This report, written in 1998, reviews research findings
concerning the consequences of father involvement as well as
father absence. It also discusses model programs and
legislation designed to promote positive father involvement.
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