SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE that we have a “fatherhood crisis” today in the United States. About one-third of children in the United States live without their biological father; 2 out of 3 African American children live in “father-absent” homes.
It’s a big change over 50 years; in 1960, only 11% of children lived in “father-absent” homes. Search the internet for “fatherhood” and you come up with a lot of efforts aimed at keeping dads more involved in their kids lives – the National Fatherhood Initiative, the National Center for Fathering. It all adds up to a Fatherhood movement.
Kids These Days! contributor Jessica Cochran set out to find out about Alaska’s fatherhood movement.
Links from this story: National Fatherhood Initiative media;
National Center for Fathering; Alaska parenting classes; a previous KTD story from Jessica on Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors initiative