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November 2013Vol. 14, No. 8Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) recently released Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit: Resources From the Field to assist agencies and organizations in developing or enhancing fatherhood programs. The toolkit was built using existing materials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance (OFA), OFA grantees, research studies, and publications from the NRFC (, as well as interviews and site visits conducted by the NRFC. It provides information on a variety of topics and issues, including the following:

  • Building effective programs
  • Engaging fathers effectively
  • Cultivating community partnerships
  • Recruiting, retaining, and training staff
  • Serving fathers with specific barriers (e.g., incarceration)
  • Promoting sustainability

To view Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit: Resources From the Field, visit: (6 MB)