Reframing Narratives to More Accurately and Positively Reflect Fathers’ Roles in Families and Communities

In order for our systems and structures, policies, and practices to reflect the realities of 21st century families and communities, our collective conceptions of those families and communities must accurately reflect families’ lived experiences. Those experiences are increasingly varied and engaged — often despite systemic barriers to engagement. We have an opportunity to reframe narratives across policy, practice, and research to more accurately and positively reflect fathers’ roles in families and communities.