66.0% of all support not paid by non-custodial fathers is due to inability to pay
Statistical Source: 1988 Census "Child Support and Alimony: 1989 Series P-60, No. 173 p. 6-7. and U.S. General Accounting Office Report" GAO/HRD-92-39FS January, 1992
50% of mothers see no value in the father's continued contact with his children.
--See "Surviving the Breakup" by Joan Berlin Kelly
40% of mothers reported that they had interfered with the father's visitation to punish their ex-spouse.
--See "Frequency of Visitation...." by Stanford Braver, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
--U.S. D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census
85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes
--Center for Disease Control
80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes
--Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 14, p. 403-26
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes
--National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools
70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes
--U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report Sept., 1988
85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home
--Fulton County Georgia jail populations & Texas Dept. of Corrections, 1992
Title: Fatherhood Awards and Conference Location: Catholic Enrichment Center Download PDF: Click here Description: A day of learning and information for fathers and fatherhood practitioners Start Time: 08:00AM Date: 2013-10-18 End Time: 05:00PM
In the ideal world, both the mother and the father reside together in the home and work as a team, to raise their child(ren). However, the real world typically differs from the ideal world, most time; children are not being raised in a home with both parents but a single parent. In the case most often, the single parent is the single mother.
2NOT1 believes that communication between the mother and father is imperative for the healthy productive development of the child. 2NOT1 further believes there need to be a more level playing field in regards to custody of the child when parents separate. Also, there needs to a clear societal understanding that being a father is more than a financial contribution as ordered by the courts.
Through various activities such as discussions, conversation cafes, family interaction events, and general dialogue 2NOT1 will address and bring awareness to the issues that hinder successful fatherhood. These activities when followed by strategic implementation of programs designed to promote fatherhood by teaching, educating and advocating should ignite change in the parents involved as well as a paradigm shift in thought by the family court infrastructure.
The end result will be a community where children will be developed with the aid of both parents, regardless of their relationship status. This will also include a society that no longer sees gender as a primary decision that determines which parent gains custody of a child after separation, but will render a decision on the merit, love and alacrity of the parent to provide both financial and/ or emotional support for the child.