Developing a Direct Service Fatherhood Program

There is a crisis in America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America – one out of three – live without their biological father in the home.

Consequently, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the societal ills facing America today. Research shows that when a child is raised in a father-­‐absent home, he or she is affected in many ways. Children are more likely to have behavioral problems, more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, two times more
likely to suffer obesity, and two times more likely to drop out of high school… and more.

The link to the attached document is for a guidebook on developing a Direct Service Fatherhood Program. It was developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative.