We believe in the Power of Fatherhood Engagement!

Father engagement benefits the child, the mother and the community as a whole.

Research has shown that EARLY positive father-child interactions:

  • Reduce cognitive delay in young children
  • Increase children’s school readiness
  • Increase social-emotional and academic functioning
  • Reduce behavioral problems and risky behaviors
  • Increase child well-being and self-confidence
  • Read more and view sources here

In addition, according to a study by the Department of Education, when fathers are
actively involved in their children’s lives, the children:

  • Have higher school performance
  • Have higher SAT scores
  • Have 38% higher grades
  • Demonstrate greater ambition
  • Participate in extracurricular activities
  • Enroll in college at a higher rate (daughters especially)

 

 

For more information:

Emily Balcken
828-698-0674 ext. 143
emilyb@childrenandfamily.org