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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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BCBH Video
Engaging Dads: Seeing Their Strengths video

Engaging Dads: Seeing Their Strengths

This short film makes the case for seeing dads as an asset, not a liability. A great casemaking tool for your social media feed.

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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