About Father Involvement

Public Policy Issues

  • Paternity Determination
    This article, which examines issues and policies which impact on paternity determination, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Tax Policies that Affect Fathers and Families
    by Denise L. Whitehead and Donna M. Lero
    This article, which examines tax policies affecting fathers and families, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement.   …

  • Work and Family Policies and Practices
    by Donna S. Lero
    This article, which examines work and family policies and practices affecting fathers, is a chapter in FIRA's  Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Income Support Policies and the Support of Low-income Fathers
    by Lynda M. Ashbourne and Donna S. Lero
    This article, which examines income support policies and the support of low-income fathers, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Child Care (Parental and Non-parental Care)
    This article, which examines child care-related policies as they affect fathers , is a chapter in FIRA's  Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Community Programming & Support, and Institutional Practices
    by Lynda M. Ashbourne
    This article, about programs, supports and institutional practices affecting father involvement, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Policies Affecting New Fathers
    by Lynda M. Ashbourne
    This article, which examines policies affecting the circumstances of new fathers, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Policies Affecting Young Fathers
    by Donna S. Lero
    This article, which examines policies and practices affecting young fathers, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Policies Affecting Fathers at Risk
    by Lynda M. Ashbourne
    This article, which examines policies which impact on the circumstances of fathers at risk, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Policies Affecting Non-resident Fathers
    by Denise L. Whitehead
    This article, which examines policies which affect fathers who do not live with their children, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Affecting Father Involvement. …

  • Policies Affecting Immigrant Fathers
    by Donna S. Lero
    This article, which examines policies which affect the circumstances of fathers who are immigrants, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Affecting Father Involvement. …

  • Policies Affecting Separated and Divorced Fathers
    by Denise L. Whitehead
    This article, which examines policies which have an impact on fathers who are separated or divorced, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Affecting Father Involvement. …

  • Father Figures - Step and Social Fathers
    by Lynda M. Ashbourne and Denise L. Whitehead
    This article, which examines policies which affect step fathers and other types of father figures, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Policies Affecting Gay Fathers
    by Denise L. Whitehead
    This article, which examines policies which have an impact on the circumstances of gay fathers, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Policies Affecting Aboriginal Fathers
    by Lynda M. Ashbourne
    This article, which examines policies which have an impact on  aboriginal fathers, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Affecting Father Involvement.   …

  • Policies Affecting Fathers of Children with Special Needs
    by Donna S. Lero
    This article, which examines policies and practices affecting fathers of children with special needs, is a chapter in FIRA's Inventory of Policies and Policy Areas Influencing Father Involvement. …

  • Overview
    by Donna Lero
    This policy inventory was developed to complement the research and outreach activities that undertaken as part of the FIRA project. Its key purpose was to begin to identify the various ways current…


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