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Turning the Corner on Father Absence In Black America (Download PDF)
A Statement from the Morehouse Conference on African-American Fathers

Don't Be a Disneyland Dad ( Download PDF)
By fatherhood expert Armin Brott

Helping Daughters Reconnect with Their Dads (Download PDF)
This Newswise article gives an overview of the book Embracing Your Father: How to Build the Relationship You've Always Wanted with Your Dad (McGraw-Hill, May 2004) by Linda Nielsen.


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Leaving the Street: Young Fathers Move from Hustling to Legitimate Work by Lauren J. Kotloff (Download PDF). This report explores employment and hustling among men in Fathers at Work, a three-year national demonstration designed to help low-income, noncustodial fathers secure living-wage jobs, increase their involvement with their children and manage their child support obligations. As part of P/PV's evaluation of the initiative, researchers undertook an in-depth interview study. When they learned that more than three quarters of all Fathers at Work participants had been convicted of a crime, they focused the interview study on 27 men who had relied on "hustling" - primarily selling drugs, but also other illegal activities - as a source of income. The report describes how the men became involved in hustling and what led them to seek alternatives. Participants' hustling and work experiences are detailed, with four distinct patterns emerging - researchers found that these patterns appeared to influence early employment outcomes. The report closes with a look at the ongoing challenges faced by the men, and recommendations for programs working with similar populations.

In The Single Father: A Dad's Guide To Parenting Without A Partner, best-selling author and fatherhood expert Armin Brott provides single dads with the tools they need to establish and nurture a healthy relationship with their children, whether they have full custody, shared custody, or no custody. A single father himself, Brott integrates the personal experiences of hundreds of other single dads with the most current research findings. The result: by learning to understand and overcome the many emotional, legal, social, and practical challenges they face, single fathers will be better able to experience the many joys of fatherhood. Accessible, reassuring, and packed with essential practical information, this vital resource fills a huge void in parenting literature.