Children benefit in many ways when their fathers are involved in their lives. A positive father-child relationship is linked to a host of positive outcomes, and research identifies four key predictors of father involvement: 1) a positive coparenting relationship; 2) financial stability; 3) a reduction of risky and criminal behavior; and 4) parenting confidence, knowledge, and skills. By supporting fathers in these key areas, organizations can facilitate fathers’ involvement in their children’s lives and support healthy child development. Learn more about the four predictors of father involvement and consider how your services can support fathers in one of these key areas.
Find a detailed description of the four predictors of father involvement and learn how each predictor affects families, along with graphics to help organizations understand why fathers need support in these four areas.