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The REAL Fathers Initiative is a community-based mentoring program that works with young fathers (16-25 years old) who are parenting a child 1-3 years old. REAL aims to:

  • Improve parenting attitudes and confidence in using nonviolent discipline
  • Decrease use of intimate partner violence and physical punishment of children
  • Foster acceptance of non-traditional gender roles in parenting

Read the brief to learn more about the pilot intervention and its effect on young fathers and their families.