Fatherless Kids More Likely to Suffer Mental Health Problems
There have been several studies finding that children from single parent homes (mostly single mother homes) are more at risk. But this is the first study (The Lancet, 25 January 2003) that covers almost an entire national population and takes into account social factors that could distort the outcome.
Even after adjusting the data to statistically eliminate economic differences, children with single parents were still twice as likely to have psychiatric disorders, attempt suicide, and abuse alcohol, and three to four times more likely to use narcotic drugs.
Support for Fathers of Premature Infants
Fathers of premature infants might feel lost in the shuffle while their new babies are in the neonatal intensive care unit. Ways to help fathers of preterm babies.
Fathers Count Act of 1999
Father count is an important win for fathers, but most of the efforts funded will go towards funneling financial and other support to children already separated from their fathers, rather than reducing the incidence of family separation.
Child Custody Scandal in Los Angeles
According to Insight, Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti halted an investigation of the judges association and ordered an investigator to shred documents he had collected.