FATHERHOOD RESOURCES CORNER
Let’s face it – children do not come with manuals, and neither does Fatherhood. The Brothers of Psi Nu Chapter are huge proponents of supporting strong and impactful Fathers in our community and we are dedicated to helping them be better fathers. We understand and sympathize with the undeniable fact that being a Father is often a thankless and rewarding opportunity. As an ongoing effort to support Fatherhood, below are a few links and resources geared towards supporting Fathers, Father Figures and even Mentors, continue to grow and provide leadership in their families and communities.
The Center for Children and Families provides programs and services for Behavioral Health, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Child Welfare & Child Protective Services, Early Childhood and Youth Development.
PCRG is a semiannual publication that helps service providers find parenting classes, parent support groups, playgroups and a variety of other parenting resources for the parents and families they work with throughout Northern Virginia
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse(NRFC)
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. The goals of the NRFC are to provide, facilitate, and disseminate current research and proven and innovative strategies that will encourage and strengthen fathers, families and providers of services.
NFI transforms organizations and communities by equipping them to intentionally and proactively engage fathers in their children's lives. It’s vision is for every child to grow up with an involved, responsible, and committed father.
These are great resources for research & data on Fatherhood, general guidance for fatherhood programming, Latino and/or Spanish-speaking fathers, African-American fathers and Native American fathers.
Books on Fatherhood:
From Fatherless to Fatherhood Paperback – (2018) – Omar Epps
Black Fatherhood : A Guide to Male Parenting (2015) – Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Fatherneed: Why Father Care is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child (2001) - Kyle Pruett
Daditude: The Joys & Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood (2018) - Chris Erskine
Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood (2006) - Leonard Pitts Jr.
*Be sure to check back frequently as we share other books that can be helpful for Fathers!
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