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Father Absence

The Hole in Justin Bieber's Soul

Roland C. Warren | Posted 05.18.2014 | Celebrity
Roland C. Warren

Justin Bieber doesn't need his father to be his lap dance pal or pot-smoking buddy. He needs Jeremy Bieber to be a good dad now.

The Proof Is in: Father Absence Harms Child Well-Being

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

The old adage, "correlation does not imply causation," does not apply to the effects of father absence on children. In other words, for many of our most intractable social ills affecting children, father absence is to blame.

It Takes a Married Village to Raise a Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

It's undeniable that if we are to address father absence at the macro-level, we must do everything we can to see that more children grow up in married-parent homes and that we encourage our children to choose marriage for themselves.

Incarcerated Fathers Are Still Fathers

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

In Illinois, nearly 90,000 children have a parent in prison or a parent who recently left prison. That pain can last for decades, and it doesn't instantly dissolve when those imprisoned fathers come home.