FOR SINGLE DADS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE
My expertise is really in the single mom area , but single dads deserve much praise . Single dads struggle ( and overcome ! ) just as much as single moms. So , here is what I find as I search the web - for SINGLE DADS !
This is a great site for dads to find things to do with thier kids . There are weekly projects , books to read and just so much more. Are you a dad trying to think of stuff to do with your kids ? This is the site for you !
Great Dad Tips for Dads by Dads!
"Because dads don't always think like moms."
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"Dedicated to single fathers - everywhere !
"Overwhelming burden, or a walk in the park....
.... it's all about attitude!"
Here's a single fathers forum . It is an active and supportive group for single dad ,and covers many different topics.
At FATHERS DOT COM , YOU WILL FIND ALL THESE :
This site is by the National Center for Fathering ,and it is very up-to-date. Great resources and programs for all fathers.
Tips for Dads – contains hundreds of articles for nearly every fathering situation.
Programs – lists the National Center for Fathering’s initiatives to get dads involved in their children’s lives – through schools, community-based organizations and faith communities.
Training – describes the research-based training you can receive from the National Center for Fathering to improve your fathering skills or equip you to train fathers.
Press Room – contains research on fathering and information about the National Center for Fathering.
Here is another useful page for single dads. The title says divorced dads , but just insert single dads and most of it applies for all single dads. This is from the wonderful resources by About.com /
" Divorced Dads Resources for Divorced Fathers
Dads who are divorced from their children's moms have a tough job. Keeping in touch from a distance or managing relationships with the children when you are not in the home is a major challenge. Check this page for resources to help divorced dads be the best dads possible under the circumstances."
Families and Work Institute (FWI)
The Fatherhood Project
267 Fifth Avenue, Floor 2
New York, NY 10016
Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a center for research that provides data to inform decision-making on the changing workforce, changing family and changing community.
Phone: (212) 465-2044 Fax: (212) 465-8637 http://www.familiesandwork.org/
The Fatherhood Project is a national research and education project that is examining the future of fatherhood and developing ways to support men's involvement in child rearing. Its resources present practical strategies to support fathers and mothers in their parenting roles.
Fatherville.com is an online resource ONLY that supports, encourages, and challenges fathers in every stage of fatherhood. Fatherville.com's mission and goal is to encourage men to become better fathers through the exchange of ideas. This exchange can take place in a number of ways: via the online forum, written essays and contributed articles from other fathers.
Phone: 208.887.9086 http://www.fatherville.com/
National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF)
3440 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3325
The National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF) is an interdisciplinary policy research center that is dedicated to research and practice that expands the knowledge base on father involvement and family development, and that informs policy designed to improve the well-being of children.
Phone: (215) 573-5500 http://www.ncoff.gse.upenn.edu/
NCOFF was established at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, with core support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI)
101 Lake Forest Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
The National Fatherhood Initiative works to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.
Phone: (301) 948-0599 Fax: (301) 948-4325 http://www.fatherhood.org
- Fatherhood Curricula and Training Institutes - http://www.fatherhood.org/training.asp
National Fathers' Network (NFN)
16120 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008-3937
The National Fathers' Network provides current information and resources to assist all families and care providers involved in the lives of children with special needs.
Phone: (425) 747-4004 Fax: (425) 747-1069 http://www.fathersnetwork.org
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC)
101 Lake Forest Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) supports the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Family Assistance's (OFA) efforts to assist States and communities to promote and support Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage.
Toll-Free: (877) 432-3411 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.fatherhood.gov/
Primarily a tool for professionals operating Responsible Fatherhood programs, the NRFC provides access to print and electronic publications, timely information on fatherhood issues, and targeted resources that support OFA-funded Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage grantees. The NRFC website also provides essential information for other audiences interested in fatherhood issues.
Early Head Start Youth & Family Services
PO Box 2813
Rapid City, SD 57709
RuralFathers.com is a website to help service agencies and early childhood educators--including Head Start and Early Head Start--develop or enhance an existing Responsible Fatherhood program and integrate services specifically for fathers.
Toll-Free: (800) 937-9832 http://www.ruralfathers.com/
RuralFathers.com, a project of Youth & Family Services, Early Head Start Father/Male Involvement Project, was made possible through funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Region VIII Head Start Office.
The information listed above is from this page : http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/reslist/rl_dsp.cfm?rs_id=23&rate_chno=19-00043
DADS AND DAUGHTERS
This is a wonderful site for dads who have daughters.
"Our daughters need, not “just want,” positive male relationships in order to grow up healthy and productive. Girls with either an uninvolved dad or a non-existent dad will have problems that they do not have to have, and their Fathers are missing out on some of the best experiences that they could ever have. Staying on the sidelines just isn’t an option anymore."
DADS AND SONS
FOR DADS WITH DISABLED CHILDREN
This is a very special site about a single dad and his two boys . By looking at the pictures , you can see this family has a good time together . This dad is a great example for all dads.There is a message board ,and a chatroom on this site.
" Single Dad's of Children With Special Needs "
I am a 27yr old single dad of two, Cody (Autistic) age 5 & Ty age 2. Because of the limited resources available to single dads on the internet ( at least I couldn't find much ) I decided to add my own area. Hopefully, in time and through your feedback, we can have an area where single dads can exchange experiences & helpful information to each other.
Single dads struggle with finances sometimes , just like single moms. If you need some business/career clothing for job hunting , try here. So far the service seems to be in or near major cities , but it may expand.