The Data is Clear

Numerous studies have shown the positive impact a father’s presence can have on their children and vice versa.


  • Astone, N., & Peters, E. (2014). Longitudinal influences on men’s lives: Research from the transition to fatherhood project and beyond. Fathering, 12, 161-173.
  • Bendheim-Thomas Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Social Indicators Survey Center. (2010). CPS involvement in families with social fathers. Fragile Families Research Brief, 46. Princeton, NJ and New York, NY: Bendheim-Thomas Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Social Indicators Survey Center.
  • Cardenas, S.I., Corbisiero, M.F., Morris, A.R. et al. Associations between Paid Paternity Leave and Parental Mental Health Across the Transition to Parenthood: Evidence from a Repeated-Measure Study of First-Time Parents in California. J Child Fam Stud 30, 3080–3094 (2021).
  • Kotila, L., & Dush, C. (2013). Involvement with children and low-income fathers’ psychological well-being. Fathering, 11, 306-326.
  • Nomaguchi, K., Brown, S., & Leyman, T. (2017). Fathers’ participation in parenting and maternal parenting stress: Variation by relationship status. Journal of Family Issues, 38, 1132-1156.
  • Promundo, State of the world's fathers 2021: Structural solutions to achieve equality in care work.

Fathering Together is Re-imagining Fatherhood

Our mission is to turn dads into positive change agents. We can't do this alone.

We convene panels, organize support groups, and work daily to change the narratives of fatherhood.

Together we can prepare the world for our children’s smiles, laughter, and energy.

Together we can become emotionally courageous.

Together we can be physically present.

Together, we can make the world a more equitable and connected place.

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