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Dads Make a Difference

Fathers matter. From their role in prenatal care, to how they play, communicate and act as role-models for their kids, loving, engaged dads have been shown to have profound and wide-ranging impacts on children that last a lifetime. Yet, they are often ignored, especially those in traditionally underserved populations. Help us continue to make a difference to children and families today.

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Teen Dads: The Forgotten Parent

Despite research demonstrating the importance of fathers for children’s social, academic, and emotional development, teen dads remain an underserved population. Most programs dedicated to low-income families and teen pregnancy focus on mothers rather than fathers.

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Father emotionally hugs preteen son - consoling, comforting, or making up after argument

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Stories from Fathers in Substance Use Recovery

“I’ve been to a lot of [drug] treatment centers,” said Louis, a 42 year old divorced father of two and recovering addict living at Link House, a residential treatment facility in a quiet neighborhood in Newburyport, MA. “And I’d never heard of one with a father’s group. I was as eager as I was scared …

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The Fatherhood Project

The Fatherhood Project is a non-profit fatherhood program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of children and families by empowering fathers to be knowledgeable, active, and emotionally engaged with their children.

The Fatherhood Project provided a great service to the young men at our school that are fathering. Our young dads were able to recognize how important they are in their children's lives and to think about what kind of dad they want to be. TFP’s program is a great resource for our students.

Lauren Bard

Communities in Schools Site Coordinator at Boston English High School