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Fatherhood & Male Initiatives

The Positive Impact of Fatherhood and Male Representation

The importance of positive impactful male representation in today’s society is paramount to the development of children across the world. Fatherhood Initiatives are useful in schools, non- profits and organizations seeking to develop trainings and programs that provide insight and equity with male representation. There are many areas that are impacted by fatherhood and male representation such as education, health, and social status. Male role-models have a powerful impact on children and the family and developing the male leaders in your school, nonprofit, or business is an excellent focus and way to positively assist in the representation of male role models in your daily environment. Below are some statistics on how Fatherhood & Male Representation impact areas of education, health, and social statuses:
There are an estimated 72.2 million fathers in the United States.

  • Kids with fathers who are involved in their lives are more likely to do better in school than kids who don’t have a father in the home (US Dept of Health and Human Services)
  • The percentage of children without a father in the US is 43% (US Census Bureau)
  • Children without a father are more likely to show disciplinary issues (2017 U.S. Census).
  • When asked 40% of dads don’t believe they’re being empowered in their homes.

Based on some of the above statistics fathers and male representation play an important role and there is great benefit and importance to children to have a father figure in some area of their life.


Our Fatherhood Initiative Expert Patrick J. Patterson, MSW, MPH has many years of experience teaching and developing those interested in Fatherhood & Male representation initiatives.

Patrick is an award-winning speaker, advocate, and influencer of change for fathers, men, boys, and families nationally and internationally. The approach is to engage and include fathers and understand that it is critical for programs that are focused on building strong children and families. There are many questions to be asked and TAP will assist in you getting the answers you need.


Our expert consultant Patrick J. Patterson uses a well-developed approach to assisting your organization in this area. We begin with an assessment of your needs and can teach best practices for recruiting and working with fathers. This may include why, how, where, and when to best engage fathers.
Some of the focused areas include:

  • The Seven Building Blocks of Support Needed by Men
  • The Five Habits of Good Fathers Build Strong Children
  • The Spirit of Fatherhood
  • Men and Boys Heal Differently, A Guide for Teachers and Helping Professionals.

Meet Our Fatherhood Consultant

Our expert Fatherhood & Male initiative consultant is committed to developing men in this area of expertise that can impact your school or organization.

Patrick Patterson, MSW, MPH

Senior Consultant

The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.

- John Green.


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