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Fathers are too often a forgotten part of the child welfare equation. Yet, engaged fathers, whether or not they live with the child or not, are an important part of children’s support systems. Child welfare involved children who have a non-resident father who is engaged in their life are more likely to leave out-of-home care, return home more quickly and are less likely to experience subsequent maltreatment reports. Fathers can also be an important part of the prevention equation. Learn more about effective father engagement strategies.

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Digital Dialogue
Creating and Sustaining Father Inclusion in Child Welfare digital dialogue recording

Creating and Sustaining Father Inclusion in Child Welfare

Our discussion with Center for States Family Consultants, all self-identified fathers, and a jurisdictional representative about the inclusion of fathers in child welfare systems.

Media Resources
Social Media Resources for Fathers

Social Media Resources for Fathers

Use our social media resources to help spread the message that dads matter.

Dads Rock Engagement Toolkit

Dads Rock! Engagement Toolkit

The engagement toolkit includes background research, discussion guides, agency checklists and other tools to help you use the Dads Rock films to transform your program.

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