As a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. The following abstracts have been compiled from the monthly e-mail update of new publications added to the Child Welfare Information Gateway library. (Click on a link below to download a PDF of the monthly abstracts.)

Journal Abstracts
The FatherLit Database is a compilation of citations, annotations and abstracts for more than 8,500 basic and policy research publications on fathers, families and child welfare maintained by the National Center on Fathers and Families. The works cited include empirical, conceptual and clinical research that are varied in analytical depth and intended for diverse audiences.

Father Facts - The National Fatherhood Initiative summarizes important research findings and trends concerning the negative consequences of father absence, the positive impact of father involvement and the current demographics of American family structure in their publication Father Facts™.

The Men's Directory (TMD) is a research tool that summarizes the men's studies field from research on masculinity to men's health and men's rights. Its focus is on research and resources, including information on themes (boys/education; aging; sexuality; fathering; health), initiatives (organizations, events), tools (bibliographies, encyclopedias, databases, content analyses, research measures), output genres (book series, textbooks, journals, readers) and mediators (publishers).