90% of all homeless and runaway children are fatherless;
85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up fatherless;
63% of youth suicides of of fatherless kids;
70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions are fatherless;
85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders are fatherless;
71% of all high school dropouts are fatherless;
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers are fatherless;
80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger are fatherless;
There is a significantly higher rate of teen pregnancy among daughters of single parents.
As you may know, fatherlessness is at an all time high. Below are some alarming statistics, resulting in tragic consequences to the child, the family and our nation. In 1960, about 8 million kids lived in fatherless homes. Today, that number exceeds 24 million. 22% of all America's children come from fatherless homes. Here are the results:
Reach out to at-risk youth who lack positive fatherly role models including youth in juvenile detention facilities, foster care and orphanages.
Give a public voice expressing the heart of the father on issues of public concern when significant public issues are raised about children in our community.
Break down negative stereo-types including the "Al Bundy Father Figure" and "dead-beat dad" perceptions prevalent in our society.
Motivate men to value and embrace their roles and responsiblities as fathers.
Connecting fathers with kids ...
There is a strong correlation between absent fathers and juvenile delinquency. However, there is hope. A strong positive male role model in the life of a fatherless child can help the child succeed. The Father's Heart are successful men, male leaders that have risen to take their place to be fathers to the fatherless. Our goal is to:
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Motivational interview with fathers
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