ERIC Number: ED387749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-14
Toward Responsible Fatherhood. Issue Brief.
This brief addresses the declining presence of fathers in the rearing of their children, briefly discusses the circumstances through which fatherlessness occurs, describes current initiatives to address this problem, and suggests actions that Governors and other policymakers can take to facilitate greater involvement by fathers in the lives of their children. The brief suggests addressing the trend of fatherlessness on two levels: first, community based programs must reach out to low-income fathers and provide them with opportunities to learn how to appropriately care for their children; second, to achieve long-term results, such outreach efforts must be supported by a commitment to economic development to improve the education, skills, and employment prospects of individuals in disadvantaged communities. The following topics and programs are discussed: Background; Effective Intervention; The Institute for Responsible Fatherhood and Family Revitalization; The Parents' Fair Share Demonstration; Components of Successful Father Support Programs; and What Governors Can Do. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.