Improving Father Engagement

The National Abandoned Infants Assistance (AIA) Resource Center released a research-to-practice brief to assist agencies and professionals from a variety of disciplines in better engaging fathers in services and helping fathers improve their involvement with their children. The brief, Engaging Fathers in Services, describes research regarding the benefits of father involvement on child well-being, such as the following:

  • Better educational outcomes
  • More confidence and emotional security
  • Higher level cognitive and social skills
  • Better self-control and improved self-esteem

Click to read the full article from the Children's Bureau. 

Alternately, you can download the full brief on the National AIA Resource Center website athttp://aia.berkeley.edu/media/pdf/brief_fatherengagement.pdf (2 MB).