5 Things You Should Know about the Importance of Fathers It is very important for all of us to know the importance of father.

"INVOLVED DADS HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON THEIR CHILDREN’S FUTURE". Involved "fatherhood" is linked to better outcomes on nearly every measure of child wellbeing,

"Children" who grow up with involved fathers are: 39% more likely to earn mostly A’s in school, 45% less likely to repeat a grade, 60% less likely to be suspended or expelled from school

"FAMILIES ARE STRENGTHENED BY SUPPORTING FATHERS". Providing services and programming that aim to increase fathers’ positive parenting skills,

"appropriate discipline, effective communication, emotional support, and stress" management can have a double effect, reducing risk factors for child abuse and increasing protective factors.

As a result, not only can children face a reduced risk of maltreatment, but they can also benefit from positive father involvement.

"POLICIES AND PROGRAMS SPECIFICALLY FOR DADS ARE ON THE RISE" Federal and state investments in promoting the positive impact fathers have on their children and familie continue to increase

"DADS FIND IMMENSE VALUE FROM THEIR PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS." Fathers who attend fatherhood programs find great value in them. The support they find among other fathers

the "guidance they receive from the program" facilitators, and the community resources and supports that they access keep them coming back.

"THE EVIDENCE BASE ON THE IMPACT OF DADS AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS IS GROWING". Several small-scale studies have found fatherhood initiatives showing promise