Fathers, absent or present, impact their children, their families and their communities
Whether present or absent, helpful or harmful, a father’s impact on his children lasts a lifetime.
Negative parenting that results in adverse childhood experiences contributes to lifelong health issues and mortality. In contrast, positive father involvement has wide-ranging benefits for children, adolescents and adults.
Our research seeks to enhance our understanding of the lived experience of adult children who had/have a positive relationship with their father to serve as the foundation for education, policy changes and program development for present and future fathers. It will serve as the basis for this presentation.