Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development. Their work on fatherhood focuses both on becoming a father and on being a father. 

Men’s Pregnancy Intentions and Prenatal Behaviors: What They Mean for Fathers' Involvement with Their Children
Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew; Allison Horowitz; Elena Kennedy; Kate Perper
June 2007

Men Who Father Children with More than One Woman: A Contemporary Portrait of Multiple-Partner Fertility
Cassandra Logan; Jennifer Manlove; Erum Ikramullah; Sarah Cottingham
November 2006

Male Pregnancy Intendedness: Links to Child Mental Proficiency and Attachment Security
Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew; Mindy E. Scott; Allison Horowitz
Population Association of America
May 2009

Promising Practices in Teen Fatherhood Programs: Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Research Findings
Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew; Mary Burkhauser; Allison Metz
DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Teen Father Roundtable
May 8, 2008

The Importance of Fathers to Children and Families
Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew
Catholic Charity Fatherhood Programs
August 16, 2007

Resident Fathers’ Prenatal Behaviors, Pregnancy Intentions and Links to Involvement with Infants
Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew; Suzanne Ryan; Jennifer Carrano; Kristin A. Moore
First National Conference of Emerging Research and Practice on Prenatal Father Involvement
Houston, Texas
August 2007

Resident Fathers’ Prenatal Behaviors, Pregnancy Intentions and Links to Involvement with Infants
Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew; Suzanne Ryan; Jennifer Carrano; Kristin A. Moore
Cornell University
September 21, 2006

Iowa Fatherhood contains links to a variety of other sites with Iowa, regional, or national importance. We have tried to include those whose content can most directly support the role of Iowa's parents with their children.

Minnesota Title V Program offers a free fact sheet on Male-Father Involvement in Reproductive Health and Parenting.

National Center for Fathering works "to inspire and equip men to be better fathers." They offer access to resources, classes, and fathering insights and information via the site and its weekly electronic newsletter.

National Fatherhood Initiative: Ensures that every child has what they need to succeed: the love and support of an involved, responsible and committed father.

National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute

  • The East Los Angeles Community Clinic has created a series of bilingual brochures and posters aimed at Latino men. Each piece targets a specific fatherhood or health issue affecting Latino men today and offers culturally sensitive information and counsel.
  • Fatherhood Lessons, The Fatherhood Toolkit. Designed by service practitioners with a personal understanding of Latino culture, the toolkit offers proven strategies and interventions to help Latino men of all ages strengthen and heal their families.

National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning focuses on increasing the capacity and resources of State, Tribal, and other publicly supported child welfare agencies to promote family-centered practices that contribute to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children while meeting the needs of their families.

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. 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.

Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a Civic Leadership Initiative of the Connecticut Commission on Children.

Promoting Responsible Fatherhood contains links to fatherhood and related websites created and maintained by other public and private entities.

NJ’s Statewide Parent Advocacy Network offers resources and support to children and families with the greatest need due to disability; poverty; discrimination based on race, sex, language, immigrant, or homeless status; involvement in the foster care, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems; geographic location; or other special circumstances.