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NBC4: Spotlight on Father’s Feelings Study

Being a new parent is a huge adjustment, especially for dads, who sometimes don’t have the proper support for this phase of life. The Institute of Family and Community Impact’s Father’s Feelings study gives dads with children 12 months old or younger an opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about their babies and their lives as parents.

Director of Applied Clinical Science and Research Brittany Pope recently had an in-depth conversation with NBC4 in Columbus to discuss the project and why it is vital to create positive familial bonds.

WFMJ: Ohio Program Aims to Help Dads Experiencing Paternal Depression

The Institute for Family and Community Impact’s Father’s Feelings study is gaining attention across the state, spotlighting a much needed resource and support system for dads struggling with depression.

WFMJ in Youngstown recently spoke with Director of Applied Clinical Sciences and Research Brittany Pope to discuss how even before a baby is born, expectant fathers might have concerns.

OhioGuidestone’s Father’s Feelings Study Expanding To Southeast Ohio

The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF), the Ohio chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, has announced a $25,000 grant to expand the Institute of Family & Community Impact’s groundbreaking Father’s Feelings study. The research study would expand to Southeast Ohio, to help promote positive parenting through this fatherhood initiative.

Father's Feelings study expanding to Southeast Ohio“Becoming a new dad can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. However, most people don’t think about providing postpartum support for fathers,” said OCTF Executive Director Lindsay Williams. “Because fathers are instrumental in child rearing, we want to make sure they have the resources they require to be successful caregivers, too. The Father’s Feelings project is helping us to understand and address their specific needs in a meaningful way.”

Read more from Prevent Child Abuse America’s announcement.

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