Engaging Fathers in their Children’s Lives



This module provides the information, resources and skills family support professionals need to engage fathers in home visiting and in their children's lives. family support professionals will learn how father involvement benefits children, and how mothers and fathers and will learn strategies for overcoming barriers that may keep fathers from being involved.

Learning Objectives 

  1. Identify strategies for facilitating fathers' involvement in their children's lives
  2. Demonstrate skills for engaging fathers in home visits
  3. Describe how father involvement benefits children, mothers and fathers
  4. Identify the unique contributions fathers bring to families
  5. Identify barriers that may keep fathers from being involved with their children  
  6. Demonstrate cultural competency in relating to fathers