The Fatherhood Four
The Dads’ Resource Center was established to promote the well-being and healthy development of children from separated or divorced families by helping to support and encourage fathers to be fully and actively engaged in the lives of their sons and daughters. We believe the courts and social service agencies have an obligation to ensure this happens so dads can provide the time, input, emotional and financial support that their children deserve and require.
Toward this end we have developed the Fatherhood Four Commitments. These commitments comprise the primary responsibilities that all fathers have toward their children.
The Dads’ Resource Center believes that:
– Any man who upholds these basic fatherhood four responsibilities as a father deserves equality with the mother in regard to the rights and custody of his children.
– Any standards of consideration regarding the rights and custody of children should be applied equally to both parents by the courts and all agencies.
– Any necessary interventions to redress parental standing should be clearly specified, with defined and measureable objectives. Completion of these interventions as prescribed should result in a timely readjustment of parental standing.