Birth to 5 Father Engagement Guide


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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. ACF-IM-18-01 Integrating Approaches that Prioritize and Enhance Father Engagement. 2018.

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Anderson, Sheila, Ty B Aller, Kathleen W Piery, and Lori Roggman. "Helping Us Find Our Own Selves': Exploring Father-Role Construction and Early Childhood Programs Engagement." Early Child Development and Care 185, no. 3 (2015): 360-376.

Brown, Christopher A. "The One Reason, for Now, to Use Texting in a Fatherhood Program." National Fatherhood Initiative, November 5, 2019.

Cabrera, Natasha J, Elizabeth Karberg, Jenessa L Malin, and Daniela Aldoney. "The Magic of Play: Low-income Mothers' and Fathers' Playfulness and Children's Emotion Regulation and Vocabulary Skills." Infant Mental Health Journal 38, no. 6 (2017): 757-771.

Cook, Gina A, Lori A Roggman, and Lisa Boyce. "Fathers' and Mothers' Cognitive Stimulation and Early Play with Toddlers: Predictors of 5th Grade Reading and Math." Family Science 1, no. 2 (2011): 131-145.

Kuo, Patty X, Julia M Braungart-Rieker, Jennifer E Burke Lefever, Malika S Sarma, Molly O'Neill, Lee T Gettler. "Fathers' Cortisol and Testosterone in the Days Around Infants' Births Predict Later Paternal Involvement." Hormones and Behavior 106 (2018): 28-34.

Lamb, Michael E. "How Does a Father Influence His Child?" Fatherhood Global, July 16, 2016.'s_development_Let_me_count_the_ways

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Pruett, Kyle. "Daddy, Papi, Papa, or Baba: The Influence of Fathers on Young Children's Development - Zero to Three" (2016)

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Ryan, Rebecca M, Ann Martin, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. "Is One Good Parent Good Enough? Patterns of Mother and Father Parenting and Child Cognitive Outcomes at 24 and 36 Months." Parenting 6, no. 2-3 (2006): 211-228.

Sandstrom, H.; M. Gearing, E. Peters, C. Heller, O. Healy, and E. Pratt. Approaches to Father Engagement and Fathers' Experiences in Home Visiting Programs. OPRE Report No. 2015–103. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015.

Summers, Jean Ann, Kimberly Boller, Rcahel F Schiffman, and Helen H Raikes. "The Meaning of 'Good Fatherhood:' Low-income Fathers' Social Constructions of Their Roles." Parenting 6, no. 2-3 (2006): 145-165.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Supporting the Fatherhood Journey: Findings from the Parents and Children Together Evaluation (PACT). Washington, DC, 2019.

Vogel, Cheri A, Robert H Bradley, Helen H Raikes, Kimberly Boller, and Jeffrey K Shears. “Relation Between Father Connectedness and Child Outcomes.” Parenting 6, no. 2-3 (2006): 189–209.

White, J. M.; S. E. Brotherson, A.M. Galovan, E. K. Holmes, and J. A. Dampmann. "The Dakota Father-Friendly Assessment: Measuring Father Friendliness in Head Start and Similar Settings." Fathering 9(1) (2011): 22–43.