Involved Dads

 

Consequently, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the societal ills facing America today. Research shows when a child is raised in a father-absent home, he or she is affected in the following ways... 

 

 

  • 24 million children in America – one out of three – live in homes without biological fathers

  • A child with a nonresident father is 54 percent more likely to be poorer than his or her father

  • Data compiled from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Census, National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, National Fatherhood Initiative, National Center for Education Statistics and several other scholarly reports.

  • Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school

  • Kindergarteners who live with single parents are over-represented among those lagging socially, emotionally and cognitively and also tend to have more health issues. Thirty-three percent of children who were behind in all three areas were living with single parents, while only 22% were not lagging behind.

  • A study of 13,986 imprisoned women showed that more than half of them grew up without their father. Forty-two percent grew up in a single-mother household, and 16 percent lived with neither parent.

  • Children growing up without fathers are at a far greater risk of child abuse:

  • A 77 percent greater risk of being physically abused

  • An 87 percent greater risk of being harmed by physical neglect

  • A 165 percent greater risk of experiencing notable physical neglect

  • A 74 percent greater risk of suffering from emotional neglect

  • An 80% greater risk of suffering serious injury as a result of abuse

  • And overall, they are at a 120 percent greater risk of being endangered by some type of child abuse.

We Care!

 

Due to these realistic statistics, Awesome Dads has worked with Fathers to help them become more involved with their Children.  Through our assistance and educational Seminars, we have let them know that there is quite a bit they can do to connect and Communicate with their sons and Daughters to be a positive role model and let them know as Dads we are there for them in any situation.

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