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Oakland Healthy Start. n.d.. Fatherhood. Oakland, CA: Oakland Healthy Start, and Studio Three, Samuel Merritt College, 1 videotape (10:46 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch). (Oakland Healthy Start video series)

Annotation: This videotape contains parenting information for new fathers. It covers the psychological implications of parenthood and the changes it brings to the parent's life, the physical care of the baby, and an explanation of infant behavior. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Oakland Healthy Start, 1850 Fairway Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577, Telephone: (510) 618-3452 Contact Phone: (510) 639-0978 Fax: (510) 483-6038 Contact E-mail: Price unknown.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Fathers, Infant behavior, Infant care, Infant equipment, Infant feeding, Parenting, Videotapes

Meek JY, ed. 2017. New mother's guide to breastfeeding (3rd ed.). Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 304 pp.

Annotation: This handbook answers common questions about breastfeeding. The handbook discusses the choice to breastfeed; explains how breastfeeding works; and provides information about getting ready for a newborn, first feedings, special situations, going home, nutrition, common problems, breastfeeding beyond infancy, separations from the infant, the father's role, and weaning.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: $15, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-61002-160-9.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Consumer education materials, Fathers, Infant feeding, Infants, Mothers, Newborn infants, Nutrition, Weaning, Young children

Martinez M, Rider F, Cayce N, Forsell S, Poirier J, Hunt S, Crawford G, Sawyer J. 2013. A guide for father involvement in systems of care. Washington, DC: Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health, 50 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about the importance of fathers in the lives of their children and identifies potential consequences of non-involvement. The guide also offers strategies for systems and families to help fathers become more involved. Topics include statistics about the presence or absence of fathers in their children's lives, why children need fathers to be actively involved, ways for systems of care to best support fathers' involvement in individual- and family-service plans, how systems of care can involve fathers in all dimensions of development, different cultural perspectives on fatherhood, the role of young fathers, grandfather involvement, and the role of fathers in the child welfare system.

Contact: Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health, American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 403-6827 Fax: (202) 403-5007 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent fathers, Child development, Child welfare agencies, Cultural factors, Families, Father child relations, Fathers, Grandparents, Parenting skills, Service delivery systems

Solomon-Fears C. 2013. Fatherhood initiatives: Connecting fathers to their children. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report briefly examines the role of the child support enforcement agency in fatherhood programs and discusses initiatives to promote and support father-child interaction outside the parents’ relationship. The appendix contains a legislative history of federally funded Responsible Federal Fatherhood Programs.

Contact: Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20540-7500, Fax: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child support, Fathers, Federal programs, Parent child relations

UPMC Insurance Services Division. 2013. Perspectives on the Allegheny County Maternal and Child Health Care Collaborative. Pittsburgh, PA: UPMC Insurance Services Division, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the involvement of key partners and presents the personal stories of those central to the efforts of the Allegheny County Maternal and Child Health Care Collaborative to address parental depression and child development delay. The collaborative aims to improve health care services and delivery and outcomes for Medicaid-eligible mothers in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and their children. The report discusses the evolution of the collaborative and its phases, presents results, discusses transforming systems of community care and elements that make the project sustainable, and presents caregivers' perspectives. [Record in process]

Contact: UPMC Insurance Services Division, US Steel Tower, 600 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child development, Children with developmental disabilities, Collaboration, Community programs, Depression, Developmental disabilities, Families, Fathers, Health services, Interagency cooperation, Low income groups, Medicaid, Mental health, Mothers, Parents, Programs

Office of Head Start, National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement, Early Head Start National Resource Center, Head Start Resource Center. 2013. Head Start father engagement birth to five programming guide. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 68 pp.

Annotation: This guide addresses serving expectant fathers and fathers of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and is designed for all Head Start staff. Other service providers who work with fathers, including teachers, home visitors, or parent leaders, may also find the guide useful. The guide is divided into three parts: (1) the foundations of father engagement programming, (2) program impact areas of father engagement, and (3) a toolkit. Related resources also are included. This new resource builds on the Office of Head Start's Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Father child relations, Fathers, Head Start, Paternal behavior, Program development, Young children

Berger LM, McLanahan S,. 2012. Child wellbeing in two-parent families: Influences of parental characteristics, relationships, and behaviors. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, 43 pp. (Fragile families working paper: 11-13-FF)

Annotation: This paper examines differences in child outcomes by family type, defined by the marital and biological status of parents who live with a child. The paper investigates the extent to which differences in cognitive skills and behavior problems among 5-year-olds living in different types of families are associated with differences in characteristics, relationships, and behaviors between family types. The authors then decompose the mean difference between family types in each outcome into the proportion explained by differences between family types in characteristics, relationships, and behaviors and the proportion explained by differences between family types in the influence of these factors on outcomes. Methods and results are presented.

Contact: Princeton University, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, Telephone: (609) 258-5894 Fax: (609) 258-5804 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior problems, Cognitive development, Early childhood development, Families, Fathers, Marital status, Mothers, Parent child relations, Research, Statistical data, Young children

National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center. 2012. Substance use during pregnancy: Prevalence, impact and solutions. Berkeley, CA: National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, 23 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This tutorial presents an overview of the prevalence and nature of substance abuse among pregnant women in the United States and discusses factors that often contribute to substance abuse. It reviews the potential impact of prenatal exposure to various substances on infant development and well-being. The tutorial also examines interventions for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse during pregnancy, from identification and education to individual and family-based services. Interventions proven to promote the safety and well-being of affected newborns, such as family treatment drug courts and father involvement, are also discussed. In addition, the tutorial explores relevant federal and state policies.

Contact: National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, Center for Child & Youth Policy , University of California, Berkeley, 1950 Addison Street, Suite 104, , Berkeley, CA 94720-7402, Telephone: (510) 643-8390 Fax: (510) 643-7019 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Education, Family support services, Fathers, Health promotion, Infant development, Infant health, Intervention, Public policy, Risk factors, Substance abuse, Substance abuse prevention, Substance abuse treatment, Substance abusing pregnant women

Scott ME, Steward-Streng NR, Manlove J, Moore KA. 2012. The characteristics and circumstances of teen fathers: At the birth of their first child and beyond. Child Trends, 6 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief presents a statistical portrait of adolescent fathers' characteristics at the time of their first child's birth; their union status (i.e., married, cohabiting, or not in a relationship) at the birth; their subsequent experience fathering a child, if any; and their residential status at birth and in young adulthood (i.e., whether they were living with their children).

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent parents, Age factors, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, Fathers, Parent child relations, Public policy, Racial factors, Single parents, Statistical data, Young adults

Pew Center on the States, Home Visiting Campaign. 2012. Fathers and home visiting: What do we know?. Washington, DC: Pew Center on the States, (The case for home visiting video series)

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast May 1, 2012, focuses on improving outcomes for mothers and children by studying the potential contributions of fathers. Questions include What is known about fathers’ involvement in home visiting and the impact on family outcomes? Which models have increased fathers’ participation and how? What questions remain unanswered? Panelists on this webinar discuss these issues and recommend concrete strategies that have shown success in their communities.

Contact: Pew State and Consumer Initiatives, 901 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004-2008, Telephone: (202) 552-2000 Fax: (202) 552-2299 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Family support services, Father child relations, Fathers, Home visiting

Dworsky A, Wojnaroski M. 2012. An evaluation of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services new birth assessment. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the evaluation of a policy implemented by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in March 2011 that calls for the completion of a "new birth assessment" every time a DCFS adolescent becomes a parent, whether by giving birth or by fathering a child. In addition to providing background and context, the report discusses the new birth assessment, study purpose and methods, specialty worker and supervisor interviews, young parent interviews, analysis of data from agency records, and implications for research and practice.

Contact: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Telephone: (773) 753-5900 Fax: (773) 753-5940 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent fathers, Adolescent mothers, Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Evaluation, Illinois, Interviews, Research, State programs

Zigler E, Muenchow S, Ruhm CJ. 2012. Time off with baby: Making the case for paid care leave. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 173 pp.

Annotation: This book, which focuses on the importance of paid parental leave after the birth of an infant, weighs the implications of existing research on child health and development along with what is known about the economic impact of parental leave policies as they have evolved in other nations and in the United States. The book defines various types of leave—maternity, paternity, parental, family, and newborn care. It discusses who receives parental leave and why or why not, who benefits from unpaid job protection under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and to what extent private firms are providing these types of leave for the care of infants or newly adopted children. Other practical issues, policy options, and financing mechanisms are also discussed.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: $34.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 9781934019979.

Keywords: Adopted children, Adoption, Child development, Child health, Early childhood development, Economic factors, Families, Family leave, Fathers, Financing, Infants, Legislation, Mothers, Parental leave, Parents, Public policy, Working parents

Great Start Collaborative - Van Buren County, Great Start Safe Sleep Initiative. 2012. Pre-test. [Lawrence, MI]: Great Start Collaborative - Van Buren County, Great Start Safe Sleep Initiative, 1 p.

Annotation: This pre-test for mothers participating in the Great Start Safe Sleep Initiative provides information about the mother's knowledge about issues related to safe sleep for infants. The pre-test includes questions about creating a safe sleep environment, discussing safe sleep with caregivers, tummy time, making sure that infants have a safe sleep environment when away from home, and smoking.

Contact: Great Start Collaborative - Van Buren County, Lawrence, MI Telephone: (269) 539-5205 E-mail: Web Site: Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Sleep position, Fathers, Infant death, Infant health, Infant health, Initiatives, Mothers, Parents, Prevention, Programs, SIDS, Safety

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. [2011]. SCBIBS (Black infants better survival). (Columbia, SC): South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control,

Annotation: This website, which is geared toward black parents, provides information to help improve the health and well being of black children in South Carolina and their families. The site is divided into the following categories: black women, caring for infants, facts for fathers, health professionals, and dispelling myths. In each category, links are provided to information about topics that can help improve health, reduce risk for morbidity and mortality, and answer common questions.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Fax: (803) 898-3323 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Child health, Consumer education materials, Families, Fathers, Health, Health status disparities, Infant development, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low income groups, Nutrition, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Parents, Physical activity, Prevention, Risk factors, South Carolina, Women's health

White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. [2011]. Partnerships for the common good: A partnership guide for faith-based and neighborhood organizations. Washington, DC: White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, 71 pp.

Annotation: This guide. which is geared toward local faith and community leaders, presents opportunities to form partnerships with Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships across government, as well as information about how to apply for federal grants and access capacity-building resources. The guide addresses the following issue areas: adoption, disasters, education, responsible fatherhood, environmentally friendly buildings, healthy children and families, housing opportunities, hunger and nutrition, international relief and development, jobs, veterans and military families, and volunteerism.

Contact: White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Telephone: (202) 456-3394 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adoption, Child health, Collaboration, Communities, Disaster planning, Education, Employment, Environment, Families, Fathers, Federal programs, Grants, Housing, Hunger, International health, Manuals, Military, Nutrition, Religious organizations, Volunteers

Texas Office of the Attorney General. 2011. Maps for new dads (rev.). Austin, TX: Texas Office of the Attorney General, 55 pp.

Annotation: This guide for new fathers explains how to take care of a new baby. It includes a prenatal checklist to help fathers know what to expect before the baby is born, guidelines on supporting and maintaining a healthy partnership with the baby's mother, and advice on being a responsible father after the baby is born. The guide addresses common concerns and fears, basic care of a newborn, and the importance of ongoing involvement in your baby's life. Included are hands-on activities and notes intended to help fathers become responsible parents. The guide is available in English and Spanish. Supplemental materials include a guide for making a mobile to hang over the baby's crib, posters, and other brochures.

Contact: Texas Office of the Attorney General, P.O. Box 12548, Austin, TX 78711-2548, Telephone: (512) 936-1737 Fax: (512) 469-3157 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child rearing, Consumer education materials, Father child relations, Fathers, Infant care, Parenting, Paternal behavior, Prenatal care, Spanish language materials

Avellar S, Robin Dion M, Clarkwest A, Zaveri H, Asheer S, Borradaile K, Hague Angus H, Novak T, Redline J, Zukiewicz M. 2011. Catalog of research: Programs for low-income fathers. Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, ca. 540 pp. (OPRE report 2011-20)

Annotation: This catalog presents findings from a systematic review of research studies that describe and analyze programs that target and serve low-income fathers. It explains how the research studies were identified; how the information included in the study profiles was collected; and how the ability of each study's design to determine program effectiveness was rated. Within each of three different study types reviewed (impact, implementation, and descriptive), profiles are arranged alphabetically by program name and divided into eight sections to help users identify information of interest. These sections include study information, study and sample characteristics, reported outcomes, the program model, program structure, staffing and operations, recruitment, and participation. The appendices include a description of the search strategies used to identify published and unpublished research studies; a description of impact studies; and a summary of the rating criteria used.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Seventh Floor West, Washington, DC 20447, Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: OPRE Report 2011-20.

Keywords: Evaluation, Evidence, Fathers, Low income groups, Programs, Research reviews, Studies

CityMatCH. 2011. CityMatCH abstract compendium: Examples from the field [Urban Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference 2011]. Omaha, NE: CityMatCH, 140 pp.

Annotation: This compendium contains abstracts from the CityMatCH Urban Materrnal and Child Health Leadership Conference held in September 2011 in San Francisco, California. All the oral presentations from the conference are included. For each one, contact information for all authors is presented along with the abstract.

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Communities, Conference proceedings, Families, Fathers, Leadership, Mothers, Reproductive health, Women's health

Cobb-Clark DA, Tekin E. 2011. Fathers and youth's delinquent behavior. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 48 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 17507)

Annotation: This paper analyzes the relationship between having one or more father figures in a young person's life and the likelihood that he or she will engage in delinquent criminal behavior. The paper focuses on the distinctions between the roles of residential and non-residential, biological fathers as well as stepfathers, and reports on differences observed based on the presence or absence of a father figure and on the gender of the child. The data analyzed in the study comes from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health administered by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website after free registration.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Behavior development, Fathers, Juvenile delinquency, Longitudinal Research, Outcome evaluation, Parent child relations

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes. 2010. Commission outlook: Best and promising practices for improving research, policy and practice on paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes. Washington, DC: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 9 pp.

Annotation: This report provides policy, research, and practice recommendations related to paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes, with the goal of offering best and promising practices to address policy barriers and increase the involvement of men and expectant fathers in family planning, preconception health and care, reproductive health, maternal and child health research, and clinical practice.

Contact: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 805 15th Street, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 789-3500 Fax: (202) 789-6390 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Families, Family planning, Fathers, Paternal behavior, Preconception care, Pregnancy, Public policy, Reproductive health, Research

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.