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 by empowering fathers to be active, informed and emotionally engaged with their children and families.

Did You Know...

Did You Know About the Effects of Father Absence?

The research is clear about the importance of fathers’ involvement with their children. This study highlights the fact that a fathers physical and/or emotional absence during childhood has long lasting negative effects on a child’s development.

Featured Resource

Create Ritual Dad Time

This downloadable activity offers a collection of guidelines, tips, and ideas for fathers to participate in regular positive engagement with their children.

Fathers and Families Event Coparenting Exercise

TFP Blog

Fathers and Families: Engaging Dads in Revere

Last week, The Fatherhood Project and MGH Revere HealthCare Center hosted a Fathers and Families Evening Event as part of TFP’s ongoing Dads Matter Initiative. The evening began with all of the families seated around a table together sharing a meal while revealing their names and “something interesting about their family” to the rest of the …

The Fatherhood Project’s workshop was awesome! TFP was able to cater to professionals from all levels of government and community partners including fathers. The attendees were able to leave with a deeper understanding of why fathers matter in young children’s lives.

Bethanie Glass

Early Childhood Program Coordinator MA Dept. of Children and Families