Boot Camp for New Dads

Formed in 1990 to help new fathers “hit the ground crawling,” is rapidly developing into a national support network for men confronting the realities of fatherhood. This Web site covers issues from Immediate Concerns such as Forming a New Family and The Challenges New Moms Present to Hands on Tips on how to care for yourself, mom and the baby.

National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI)

Founded in 1994 to lead a society-wide movement to confront the problem of father absence. NFI’s mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. It provides public awareness campaigns, research, and print resources and offers curricula, training, and technical assistance.

National Center for Fathering (NCF)

Seeks to inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers, and father figures their children need. The National Center is considered a resource for every day dads providing research-based training, practical tips and resources to help men be the involved fathers, grandfathers, and father figures their children need. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Ken Canfield, the Center’s vision is that every child have an involved father or father figure – that no child go unfathered. Their mission: We believe that every child needs a dad they can count on. Children thrive when they have an involved father – someone who loves them, knows them, guides them and helps them achieve their destiny.

National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF)

Established in 1994 at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania with core support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. An interdisciplinary policy research center, NCOFF is dedicated to research and practice that expands the knowledge base on father involvement and family development, and that informs policy designed to improve the well-being of children. Developed in the spirit of the Philadelphia Children’s Network’s (PCN) motto, Help the children. Fix the system., NCOFF seeks to increase and enrich the possibilities for children, ensuring that they are helped and that the system allows for and encourages the positive participation of fathers in their children’s lives.