Our culture and policies have revolved around the myth of the "dead-beat dad,” but in many cases, low-income fathers face serious legal, economic, and other systemic obstacles in engaging with their kids as the dads they would like to be. Yet research shows that children with fathers actively engaged in their lives are more likely to perform better in school and meet key developmental milestones. Learn about some of these barriers and how father-inclusive programs and policies can bring families and communities together — and may even help disrupt intergenerational cycles of poverty.
Reggie BichaExecutive Director, Shine Early Learning
Kimberly DentExecutive Director, Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
Joseph Jones Jr.Founder and CEO, Center for Urban Families
Jessica SeinfeldFounder and President, GOOD+ Foundation
Daniel TorresOffice Services Specialist, Forrest Solutions; Contractor, Oppenheimer...
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