Our DAD Services
Our DAD Content is designed to support individuals, and especially guys, with their concerns and issues surrounding DAD by providing:
The Consequences of Fatherlessness
What are the effects of missing father?
The consequences of the lack of fathers in our society are staggering. Homes without fathers are effected in so many ways, that it would be difficult to list them all. Below are just a few ways that fatherlessness impacts our society.
Fatherlessness & Poverty
Children in father-absent homes are almost four times more likely to live in poverty. In 2011, 12 percent of children in married-couple families were living in poverty, while close to 44 percent of children living without a father lived in poverty. [Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Children’s Living Arrangements and Characteristics: March 2011, Table C8. Washington D.C.: 2011.]
Children living in female headed families with no spouse present had a poverty rate of 47.6 percent, over 4 times the rate in married-couple families. [Source U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; ASEP Issue Brief: Information on Poverty and Income Statistics. September 12, 2012 http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/12/PovertyAndIncomeEst/ib.shtml]
Fatherlessness & Drug and Alcohol Abuse
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has stated that, “Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse.” [Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Survey on Child Health. Washington, DC, 1993.]
Studies show that there’s significantly more drug abuse among children who live without a father. [Source: Hoffmann, John P. “The Community Context of Family Structure and Adolescent Drug Use.” Journal of Marriage and Family 64 (May 2002): 314-330.]
Fatherlessness & Crime
Children living in single-parent families and stepfamilies were more likely to engage in delinquency. This relationship appeared to be operating through differences in family processes such as parental involvement, supervision, monitoring, etc. [Source: Stephen Demuth and Susan L. Brown, “Family Structure, Family Processes, and Adolescent Delinquency: The Significance of Parental Absence Versus Parental Gender,” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 41, No. 1 (February 2004): 58-81.
A study of 109 juvenile offenders indicated that family structure significantly predicts delinquency. [Source; Bush, Connee, Ronald L. Mullis, and Ann K. Mullis. “Differences in Empathy Between Offender and Nonoffender Youth.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 29 (August 2000): 467-478.]
Fatherlessness & Sexual Activity / Teen Pregnancy
A study of 1409 rural southern adolescents (851 females and 558 males) aged 11 – 18 years, displayed the connection between father absence and self-reported sexual activity. The results revealed that adolescents in father-absence homes were more likely to report being sexually active compared to adolescents living with their fathers. [Source: Hendricks, C.S., Cesario, S.K., Murdaugh, C., Gibbons, M.E., Servonsky, E.J., Bobadilla, R.V., Hendricks, D.L., Spencer-Morgan, B., & Tavakoli, A. (2005).]
Studies show that being raised by a single mother increases the risk of teen pregnancy, marrying with less than a high school degree, and forming a marriage where both partners have less than a high school degree. [Source: Teachman, Jay D. “The Childhood Living Arrangements of Children and the Characteristics of Their Marriages.” Journal of Family Issues 25 (January 2004): 86-111.]
#1: Examine Thoughts
We strategically examine the thoughts of sons before they become destructive or create destructive habits.
#2: Address Disappointments
We address the feelings, hurts & disappointments that can lead to anger and behavior problems.
#3: Positive Connections
We provide males with positive connections through quality leaders and other like minded & positive males.
#4: Interpersonal Skills
We help males to understand & develop the interpersonal skills needed to express their feelings and thoughts.
#5: Positive Direction
We strategically point males in a positive direction that’s intended to inspire them to create quality relationships.
#6: Support Moms
We support Moms with the counsel and insight they may need or desire from positive males concerning their sons.
#7: Not Trash Dad
We help males not to trash their Dads despite their faults, while striving to understand him and pursue greatness.
Our desire is for males to embrace greatness, with or without, their biological Dad.
A Boy Can Still Become A Man, Even When His Father Isn’t There To Help.
About Our DAD Course and Content
This course consists of topics, videos and content that’s designed to lead males through discussions that address their need for DAD and a positive DAD figure.
At the end of this course, we want our participants to have a better understanding of how important DAD is, how to express their feelings concerning DAD and know how to forgive DAD for what he was or was not as they move towards finding their own purpose and identity in life.
Our DAD Products
Our DAD Online Course is designed to work with the DAD Guidebook and Workbook to help walk individuals, single parents, and groups meet the needs of a child in a fatherless home, or desiring a father figure.
DAD: Wanted Alive NOT Dead
The purpose of our DAD content is to support those that lack the interaction, love and direction that comes from DAD. Every person, male and female, young and old, longs for the love, support and interaction that can only come from DAD.
This DAD content was created to assist those affected by fatherlessness by providing them with an avenue to discuss the hurts, disappointments and feelings that surround a missing DAD, while also creating a way for them to connect and interact with positive male role models.
Your Son Doesn’t Have to Be A Statistic!
Life happens and can be complicated. Relationships may come and go at no fault of your own or your child’s.
Our goal as an organization, is to assist males in living life as a Servant, Soldier & Hero. Our DAD content is one way in which we strive to assist males and families where there are no positive father figures!
Please join our DAD program for you, or your son, and allow us the honor of helping lead him towards Choosing Greatness in Life!
Additional Fatherlessness Resources
- 7 Things a Son Needs from His Father – AllProDAD.com
- Psychological Effects of Growing Up Without a Father – owlcation.com
- Fatherless Boys – innerself.com
- When Men and Fathers Commit to Help a Fatherless Boy – fatherhood.org
- The Consequences of Fatherlessness – fathers.com
- The Father Wound – forerunnermentoring.com
- Why Do Fatherless Boys Need Rescuing? – drjamesdobson.org
- 14 Takeaways for Fatherless Sons – oprah.com
- Finding Healing for a Fatherless Heart – focusonthefamilysg
- Quotes about Fatherless – quotemaster.org