Fatherhood In The 20th Century

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In the Twenty-First Century (Cabrera, Tamis-LeMonda, Bradley, Hofferth & Lamb, 2000) discusses the impact of four important social trends women 's increased labor force participation, increased absence of nonresidential fathers from their children 's lives, increased involvement of fathers in intact families, and cultural diversity in the U.S. The twentieth century has been characterized by four important social trends that have fundamentally changed the social cultural context by which children develop. Women 's increased labor force participation, increased absence of nonresidential fathers in the lives of their children, increased involvement of fathers in intact families, and increased cultural diversity in the U.S. It discusses how…show more content…
The twenty-first century examines how the children of today will construct their expectations about the roles of fathers and mothers as they become the parents of tomorrow. This life-span approach to fatherhood considers the context in which fatherhood develops, and emphasizes the urgent need to consider mothers, fathers, and family structure in future research. This is as they seek to understand and model the effects of parenting on children 's development. Forty states are focusing on preventing unwanted or too-early fatherhood. Most are including young men in adolescent pregnancy prevention activities previously directed principally to young women. Some are also addressing issues related to statutory rape. Forty states also report undertaking activities to strengthen fathers ' nurturing roles, most often in connection with divorce. Some states are trying to increase the parenting skills of incarcerated adults and juveniles. Lastly, 39 states reported undertaking public awareness campaigns, mainly to get out a message to fathers of their importance in their children…show more content…
Child Welfare. Community-based responsible fatherhood programs which have spread dramatically in the last few years. Most work both to establish paternity and to foster each father’s lifetime commitment to his children. They offer to mentor by older fathers, employment and training assistance, education, peer support and group counseling, individual counseling, and parenting skills training. States are also developing responsible fatherhood programs, emphasizing the promotion of public awareness about the importance of fathers in children’s lives, enhancing fathers as economic providers, strengthening them as nurturers, and promoting leadership. Fifty states report some level of fatherhood promotion activity; the level varies considerably among states. Activities to encourage responsible fatherhood are occurring at some level in all 50 states according to the National Center for Children in

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