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Fathers Behind Bars: The Problem & Solution for America’s Children [Infographic]

Source: Posted by Ryan Sanders There are 2.7 million children with a parent in prison or jail. Ninety-five (95%) of all inmates will eventually be released. Ninety-two percent (92%) of parents in prison are fathers. Most—2 out of 3 inmates—will reoffend and be back in prison. When it comes to fatherhood and prison,

When Your Kid is Drawn to the Bad Crowd

My close friends in life have been a godsend in my development and well-being. I count many of them in the same regard as family. It matters a lot who our friends are. They will help shape our beliefs, spur our ambitions, challenge us, teach us, comfort us, open doors,

The Secret Lives of Teens They Don’t Want You to Know About

In 1999, a PBS Frontline special called The Lost Children of Rockdale County told the story about a syphilis outbreak in a wealthy Atlanta suburb. Health officials were shocked to discover that most of those involved in the outbreak were teenagers, some as young as thirteen. Some of the young teens had literally

The Consequences of Fatherlessness

Original post was here on website. Some fathering advocates would say that almost every social ill faced by America’s children is related to fatherlessness. Six are noted here. (Also see related fatherlessness epidemic infographic) As supported by the data below, children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become