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West Tennessee Dads Honored at Greer Campaign Banquet
7 years ago

West Tennessee Dads Honored at Greer Campaign Banquet

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Sunday, December 2, the Greer Campaign honored nine Tennessee dads at their Second Annual Fatherhood Banquet.

The Jackson, Tennessee non-profit organization is in its second year and holds parenting classes for local fathers. The classes aim to inform fathers of their rights and responsibilities to their children, and help them reach their full potential. Think of Sunday’s banquet as the Greer Campaign’s graduation ceremony.

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New York Dads: Take Your Child to School On September 20
7 years ago

New York Dads: Take Your Child to School On September 20

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(EDIT: We were asked over e-mail and below in comments to remove our header image due to, you know, legal stuff. The request came from Strong Fathers Strong Families, the originator of many “Bring Your Dad to School” programs that have been running for over 10 years now. We complied.)

If you’re a father living in New York, you’re urged to take your child to school or Head Start on September 20th. A program called “Dads Take Your Child To School” has taken root and is growing every year.

The program is a collaboration between [breath] the Administration for Children and Families, Region II, New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and Office of Children and Family Services, the Stronger Families New York Coalition, other statewide partners, and New York City agencies including the Departments of Youth and Community Development, Education, the Mayor’s Office, and the Administration for Children’s Services.

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Study Claims Teen Daughters Unaffected By Lack of Father
8 years ago

Study Claims Teen Daughters Unaffected By Lack of Father

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So, long story short: A study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, helmed by director Deborah Cobb-Clark, states that while teenage boys without fathers are more likely to turn to crime, teen girls are unaffected.

And as the studies always find, having an involved dad is great, but just having a dad in the home cuts down boys’ involvements in criminal and delinquent activity.

Wait, wait, wait. But…what about daughters?

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Rutgers Confirms NFI’s InsideOut Dad Program Works
8 years ago

Rutgers Confirms NFI’s InsideOut Dad Program Works

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National Fatherhood Initiative’s InsideOut Dad is a hit, according to a study at Rutgers University.

The NFI’s InsideOut Dad program was launched in 2005 to help inmate fathers re-connect …
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Dad Is King of the Carpool
8 years ago

Dad Is King of the Carpool

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Last Tuesday, “The Official Blog of the National Fatherhood Initiative” gave us some shocking news – so shocking that it took us a week to post it.

From a …
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The Power of a Father’s Presence
8 years ago

The Power of a Father’s Presence

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STL Today’s Colleen Carroll Campbell explores the power of the father – along with some stats to check out. What Campbell found in her research was great news for …
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Father Child Bedtime Routines
8 years ago

Father Child Bedtime Routines

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These days, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting an article by Tom Matlack. So, I’ll save you the cat, here’s another one by Matlack, about bedtime routines …
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