If you are a provider of fatherhood services, fatherhood advocate, or father-friendly provider, please click on the link below to complete a brief registry and be added to this web site.
If you are a dad or know a dad, complete or share this brief survey so we can learn more about the needs and experiences of dads in Kentucky.
FREE Fatherhood Friendly Check-Up
This tool helps you assess how your organization encourages (or doesn't encourage) father involvement in the activities and programs offered by your organization.
Coming Soon: Links to research articles, white papers, grant summaries, and other resources for researchers and policy makers.
Family meetings can help busy families
organize their time, share information,
and make decisions.
For every child there are two psychological states: the “comfort zone” and the “growth zone," find out more here.
Recognize the signs of anger
Try to calm down
Reflect on the situation
Within the past decade, researchers have
uncovered that parenting styles impact a child’s emotional, psychological, physical, and social development.
You both have now assumed the role of
"dad" and "mom." This role reaps both
rewards and challenges. Your partner is
your biggest support. To effectively
support your partner it is imperative
you maintain your relationship.
As fathers, it is important to take time for yourselves. A healthy way to take care of yourself is by practicing selfcare.
What are SMART goals? SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. Defining these parameters as they pertain to your goal helps ensure that your objectives are attainable within a certain time frame.
The Community Resource Guide is a list of agencies across the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a resource for possible assistance offered. Individuals must contact the agency directly to receive information and/or program qualifications
KCSI is an interactive website where individuals who pay or receive child support can manage their child support case
State telephone hotline gives qualifying parents free legal assistance related to their custody and visitation concerns.
The toll-free Custody and Visitation Hotline number is 1-844-673-3470.
Resource information on job readiness, career planning, child services, clothing assistance, disability services, veteran services, educational opportunities, financial assistance and more!
This booklet is a collection of community resources. We recognize that everyone does not have the same support system—hopefully, this guide will be a meaningful resource for you, and will help you find the programs that best fit your needs.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Department for Income Support, Child Support Enforcement Division in partnership with the
Commonwealth Center for Fathers & Families (CCFF), and other collaborating
agencies, joined forces to convene the 2022 Kentucky Fatherhood Summit on
October 11– 12, 2022. The resounding theme of the gathering was "HEALTHY
CCFF is provided resources and key leadership in the collective coordination of
the 2022 Kentucky Fatherhood Summit. The program included 2 keynotes, sector-specific subject matter and table conversations to
help further the learning and understanding of how we build a “Fatherhood State
of Mind” and a network of fatherhood supporters and advocates. Over the years,
this group has endured and maintained. The plan is for 2023 to only get bigger