Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by empowering fathers to be active, informed and emotionally engaged with their children and families.
Message from the Director
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Welcome to The Fatherhood Project's second newsletter! 


In honor of Father's Day, we are highlighting important facts about father engagement and its affects on child development. We have also included a downloadable activity for fathers and children, Create Ritual Dad Time, to help fathers take action on father involvement.  


Our research studies on fathers in prenatal care and fathers in childhood obesity prevention are moving forward. We look forward to sharing more information with you about these projects later this year.


TFP wishes all father figures a Happy Father's Day this weekend. Father's change the world!  



 Dr. Ray Levy, Director

10 Facts About Father Engagement

Research shows that fathers not only have the capacity for care giving, but that children benefit directly from dads' parenting contributions. Findings from the rapidly growing science of early childhood and early brain development show the positive, lifelong impact fathers can have by being positively engaged early in their children's lives. 

DID YOU KNOW about the effects of Father Absence?

The research is clear about the importance of fathers' involvement with their children. The highlighted study explores the long lasting negative effects of father absence on a child's development.


Latest Blog Posts

Engaging Dads in Childhood Obesity Prevention
TFP Calendar


19 Father's Day Talk & Lunch at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network with TFP's Director of Programs, John Badalament

20 Dad & Kids (Ages 0-5) Saturday Activity Group at MGH Revere 

27 Presentation at Ebenezer Baptist Church's "Meeting the Challenges Ahead" event


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We want to hear from you! 

Let us know what questions you have or what topics you would like to see covered. 

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