National Fatherhood Initiative (US)
NFI’s mission is to improve the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. The initiative is based in the US, but the site has resources and an online community for fathers.
Being a Dad (CYH South Australia)
There are lots of different kinds of dads. Whether you are in a two-parent nuclear family, in a stepfamily, have the fulltime care as a single parent, or have your children with you for some of the time, being a dad is your most important job. Read more at this useful site for parents provided by the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service in South Australia.
Allanah & Madeline Foundation
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national charity protecting children from violence and its devastating effects. The Foundation also runs the Better Buddies Program, an anti-bullying initiative for schools. The site has fact sheets and brochures, and an extensive section on bullying.
Raising Children Network
The complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens. This is a website for Australian mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else who has responsibility for the care of children. The site has a wealth of parenting information and resources for parents of babies, children and teenagers, and includes a large and active forum.
Kids Help Line is Australia's only free, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between five and 18. The website now offers tailored sections for kids, teens and grownups with targeted information and resources for each group.
Fatherhood Institue (UK)
The Fatherhood Institution is the UK's national information centre for fatherhood. It is a charity founded by professionals with expertise in social work, family policy, business development and communications. The Institute's vision is for a society that gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures; supports both mothers and fathers as earners and carers; and prepares boys and girls for a future shared role in caring for children.
The Pathways Foundation is a registered harm prevention charity that is dedicated to helping young people make the fundamental emotional shift from being a child to becoming a young adult. The Foundation runs programs and camps nationally including: Pathways to Manhood, Pathways into Womanhood, Leadership Development, Returning Young Man, and Raising Teenage Boys School talks.
This website is dedicated to presenting new knowledge and best practice for improving gender equality for fathers. It presents information on men, equality, and fatherhood in Europe. The content is for professionals working in the area as well as anyone interested in the subject.
FIRA - Fatherhood Involvement Research Alliance
FIRA is a Canadian alliance of individuals, organizations and institutions dedicated to the development and sharing of knowledge focusing on father involvement, and the building of a community-university research alliance supporting this work.
Dads in the Early Years
A web resource for fathers of children from 0-8 years of age. Includes fact sheets and resources for fathers, and training and tools for services which work with fathers.
Single with Children
Single with Children is a non-profit social organisation based in Sydney, Australia. It is run by single parents and caters for the needs of single parent families, and provides social activities every week for both custodial and access single parents as well as their children. Single with Children encourages any single parent wishing to find out what the group has to offer to come along to our functions.
Parenting Research Centre
The Parenting Research Centre engages in a range of research activities to help parents raise children well. Our focus is generating new knowledge of how parenting practices affect children, and how best to engage and support parents in this rewarding but often challenging task.
Dads Club was born out of the insight that the vast majority of dads want to be active and involved parents but sometimes don’t know where to turn to for practical, non judgmental and entertaining information. This independent site is written for Aussie dads, delivering practical information without any fluff. The site features contributions from expert and famous dads plus ordinary dads who have assembled a wide range of expertise on dads stuff, including parenting tips and advice for all age groups.
ACYS: Families, carers and parenting page
The Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (ACYS) has a webpage dedicated to families, carers and parenting. It is a great resource including contacts, programs, publications, research, news and events.
Fatherhood Institute: Muslim fathers
This section of the Fatherhood Institute website relates to fatherhood in Islamic communities, and Muslim fatherhood. Here you'll find news, research, policy and practice articles of interest to those working within Muslim communities.
Dads in Distress
The principal activities of Dads in Distress are to assist men that are going through the trauma of separation and isolation from their children through peer support, and the promotion of the prevention or the control of behaviour that is harmful or abusive to human beings, particularly in the specified behaviours of suicide and self-harm as a result of family breakdown. DIDSS offers peer support that aims to provide help and hope for separated dads and their families. This includes a telephone helpline, support groups, one on one support and advocacy.
UK-based SeparatedDads was formed to offer a unique reference point on being away from your kids. Being separated from your kids can be hard if you're a dad. We help with ideas on how to cope when you are together or apart.
The Dad Info website was set up to give dads a permanent source of all the information they're likely to need - from pregnancy, birth and babies to financial, legal and education info - from a dad's perspective. The website offers daily tips on fatherhood, forums, Ask an Expert services, advice, guidance and lifestyle articles, geosearch facilities, a services directory, online coaching, children's centre services, competitions, newsletters and reviews.
Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network
The Australian Child and Adolescent, Trauma, Loss and Grief Network links parents, members of the community and professionals to share experiences and resources on the care of children and youth experiencing the impact of trauma, loss and grief. The network has a number of resource hubs addressing specialised topics that have been developed in collaboration and partnership with experts working in each area. ACATLGN has endeavored to bring together up to date, evidence based information and resources that can be used by professionals in a number of settings. These resources will help you to understand the impact of trauma, loss and grief experiences on children and young people, and how to best help those young people who have been affected.
Daddy be Good (UK)
UK-based website with tips, resources and activities for fathers. Also includes an online forum.
Australian-based interactive website for separated dads, offering online support and a chance to share stories, ideas and activities and events relevant to Australian dads.
Dad at Home
UK site offering tips and advice for stay-at-home fathers. A lot of the information is also relevant for single and part-time fathers.
Dads@Lifeline supports fathers and their children after separation and/or bereavement. Utilising one-on-one counselling, group work, the provision of information, advice and self-help resources, Dads@Lifeline adopts a holistic approach in supporting fathers to deal with their problems and personal concerns.
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC): Resource Service
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) is the national non government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. The SNAICC Resource Service (SRS) seeks to fill resource and training gaps identified across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family and children's services sector and provide a Clearinghouse for information sharing.
Just Speak Up
Postnatal depression information and resources from beyondblue. Around one in seven Australian mothers experiences postnatal depression. Anxiety is even more common and both anxiety and depression can occur during pregnancy. This campaign aims to promote awareness of depression and anxiety, reduce stigma and provide information about where to get help.
Child Support (Department of Human Services)
Australian Government Department of Human Services' Child Support site. We can assist separated parents with information, payments and support. We can also provide you with information about the Child Support choices available to you.
Sole Fathers United Inc
Sole Fathers United Inc. is a not for profit community organisation that has been set up to provide a support, social and educational network for Fathers and our children. Promoting proactive engagement, practicle and positive parenting. The organisation provides a variety of regular programs, workshops and events for fathers as well as regular Fathers' Groups.
COPMI - The importance of being dad
This section of the COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) website is dedicated to helping fathers who have a mental illness (or a partner with a mental illness) to parent better. It features action-oriented, practical information, fact sheets and videos of dads talking about their experiences.