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Class Helps Unwed Dads Navigate Ohio's Mom-Friendly Systems
Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 9:43 am
About a quarter of U.S. families are now headed by a single mother.
That means a lot of children without a father in the home, and in some cases, fathers not having much contact with their children.
Research shows a long list of possible problems linked to fathers not being involved in their kid's lives — including poor performance in school, behavioral issues, drug and alcohol abuse and poverty.
To tackle these, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to get fathers more involved.