Below is information to help your organization understand the unique needs and challenges facing young fathers (ages 18-24) and strategies on how to best serve them.
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Whether you provide father-focused programs or programs for the whole family, this one pager can help your organization understand the unique needs and challenges of young fathers and how to serve them:
- Help young fathers learn what it means to be a father
- Support young fathers in balancing school, work, and family
- Usher young fathers into adult life and parenthood
- Help fathers manage relationships with their partners, parents, and peers
- Improve information sharing and service delivery
To better understand the unique needs of and challenges facing young parents—those between the ages of 18 and 24—the Child and Family Research Partnership conducted a series of focus groups with young mothers, young fathers, and service providers who work with young parents. Programs can support young fathers by helping them manage relationships, and to balance school, work, and family and understand what it means to be a father.