The impact of a father or father figure on a child’s life lasts a lifetime, whether present or absent, helpful, or harmful. Despite the significance of this formative relationship, fatherhood continues to be understudied and underfunded in health, education, and community settings.

Blueprint is establishing an interdisciplinary Fatherhood Research Initiative to build and mobilize new models that strengthen the role of fathers and father figures in children’s lives. The research to understand fatherhood will serve as the foundation for fatherhood programming to enhance family well-being. 

If you experienced a positive relationship with your father, we invite you to participate in our study.

Fathers influence children in important ways. Sons model themselves after their fathers; daughters model their relationships with men by their relationship with their fathers and their father’s influence

– Dr. David Kuhl, PhD, MD, Blueprint Founder