The Fatherhood Project is a part of a coalition, along with BWH Center for Community Health & Health Equity, to provide support for young dads. Currently, TFP is helping to create STEPS, a conference for young parents to expand their knowledge and access to resources in order to help them accomplish their life goals, including: returning to school, finding employment, and improving family relationships. STEPS Overview
Using current research, proven strategies and best practices for father engagement, TFP provides practical office interventions and strategies to help pediatric interns understand both the challenges and benefits of engaging fathers early in a child’s life. To develop the program, we interviewed Dr. Peter Greenspan (Medical Director for MassGeneral Hospital For Children).
Panel Offers Real-Life Solutions to Work-Life Balance
The Fatherhood Project’s John Badalament participated in a panel at the March 18 “Work Life Balance” event answering questions like: Why is work-life balance often difficult? Why do women and men continually struggle to find equality in leadership ranks? The panel was moderated by Carey Goldberg, Common Health, WBUR.
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Through John Badalament’s (The Fatherhood Project) training staff learned a practical approach to engage fathers and male role models in different aspects of programming. John reinforced the overall positive impact of male involvement in the healthy development of young children. I would recommend this training for all agencies who serve young children.
Lori Chaves, Director of Clinical & Family Services, HCS Head Start, Inc.
As a twenty four-year old father of four, I got a lot from this class…things I haven’t known because of my inexperience.
TFP Incarcerated Dads Program attendee, Massachusetts Correctional Institute at Concord, MA
John’s training on engaging fathers was funny, thought-provoking and essential for organizations that serve children and families. He provided the audience with real world examples of what it means to be a modern dad, and left our staff inspired to try new and innovative ways to engage and acknowledge the father’s enrolled in our program.
Ryan Howard, TLC/Fatherhood Coordinator, HCS Head Start, Inc.
Massachusetts General Hospital | Dept. of Pyschiatry
Who We Are
The Fatherhood Project is a program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA.non-profit fatherhood organization that develops and delivers innovative programs and tools for dads, trains health and education professionals to engage, understand and support fathers, and serves as a central hub for important research, current thinking, and innovative programming in the fatherhood field.