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The definitive aim of The Center and the local fatherhood programs is to make local impacts which elevate to national significance. Collectively, we become something much larger than individual programs serving fathers. By sharing lessons learned we have enabled and informed a larger field of practitioners and decision-makers and gained a national reputation as an innovative leader in working with fathers. We have spot-lighted policies and practices and tackled issues from the ground up that unintentionally kept fathers apart from their children. It is very clear that our analyses of methods and programs to address fathers' needs and reconnect them to their children's lives has a made a tremendous impact.

Breaking Barriers

While fathers can take steps to reconnect with their children by participating in fatherhood programs, they often encounter barriers to reconnecting with their children that are rooted in policies, practices and societal attitudes.