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.

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TFP & MGH Revere Expand Dads Matter Program

Due to high enrollment, TFP’s community-based pediatric initiative, Dads Matter at MGH Revere, is expanding services for fathers & families beginning this September. In order to accommodate the increasing number of fathers showing up to our Dads and Kids (0-5) Activity Group on Saturday mornings, we are adding a second Activity Group.

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Assess Your Level of Involvement in Your Child's School

Early and ongoing father involvement in a school setting benefits children long-term. When fathers are actively involved in the school community, children perform better academically, have fewer discipline problems, and enjoy school more. This exercise will help dads determine how their level of involvement in their children’s school measures up.

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Father and his newborn twins at MGH's Vincent Obstetrics

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Looking forward to fatherhood! – Stories from TFP’s Father Engagement Initiative

When our team first convened to consider the problems we might encounter as we began our ground-breaking research at MGH’s Vincent Obstetrics service, we wondered whether the fathers who accompanied their pregnant partners and wives to prenatal care visits would want to spend the time to complete our Father Survey. Would they rather be engaged …

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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