FRPN Research Brief: Self-reported personal challenges of fathers in responsible fatherhood programs

Mar 2015 | Jay Fagan, Rebecca Kaufman

Challenges (also referred to as risk factors or barriers) have been defined as conditions that hinder a consistent pattern of positive behavior and wellbeing (Fraser, 2004). The types of challenges experienced by fathers in responsible fatherhood programs (e.g., incarceration) are often substantial and may be strongly associated with lower levels of father involvement with children and lower quality coparenting relationships with mothers. This brief reviews new findings on fathers' self-reported personal challenges. For a longer version of the brief click here; for a shorter version of the brief click here.

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