This section provides PDFs and video of recent news stories about fatherhood which feature Colorado programs and grant recipients.


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August 10, 2007

The Positives of Play for Fathers and Children

Targets and Walmarts alike have begun to stock their shelves with pencil cases, glue sticks and notebooks as the lazy, summer fun is replaced by a chaotic back to school buzz. Children may rush down the aisles with excitment as parents clutch school supply lists expectedly, but no matter the weather or the season, the importance of play in your child’s life is hugely significant.

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August 7, 2007

Male role model focus of Nurturing Fathers Program

About 25 million American children will grow up without fathers in their homes, Mark Perlman, Nurturing Father’s Program founder said during a training seminar last week in Salida.

July 30, 2007

The Importance of Play for Fathers and Their Children

Research has shown that playing with children is central to their development as it teaches patience, turn taking and countless other fundamental skills. Moreover, it has been shown that fathers influence their children primarily through play and generally spend the greatest percentage of time with their children doing playful activities.

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June 22, 2007

WRC: Working with Father’s Training: Responsible Fatherhood

On July 9-11, 2007, the Women’s Resource Center will host a three-day training titled, “Working with Fathers: Using the Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum. The training is designed specifically for Colorado agencies that recently received grants through the Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiative and who must be trained to teach the curriculum.

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June 21, 2007

Responsible fatherhood curriculum sessions in Durango

The Women’s Resource Center will host a three-day training titled "Working with Fathers: Using the Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum" July 9-11.

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June 17, 2007

Tips for Building a Good Father/Child Relationship

According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, compared to children who have uninvolved fathers, children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self- esteem and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy and criminal activity. Click here to read the rest of the interview.

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June 17, 2007

Program coaches fathers in effective parenting skills

Father’s Day provides the chance to recognize and appreciate the positive impact fathers can have, but not everyone is endowed with the skills and knowledge necessary to play that role up to their full potential.

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June 17, 2007

Men help men in fatherhood program

C.A. Arnold, who has since retired from his position as a facilitator with the Young Dads program, said what results from participating in Hilltop’s 12-week session on fatherhood is not typical: guys helping guys and developing a network of support through their children.

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June 14, 2007

Building Strong Futures: Why all the fuss about Fatherhood?

When a child comes into this world, obviously there is a mother and a father. Even if the father is not physically there at the birth of the child, there is a mother and somewhere a father. If children are lucky they have the love and care of both parents, but that is not always the case.

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June 13, 2007

Father’s Day Activities for Kids and Dads

Celebrating Father’s Day doesn’t have to mean parties or elaborate gifts.

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