The Fatherhood Project designs and implements programs for fathers within the Massachusetts General Hospital system, and in surrounding area health centers, prisons, and schools. Programs Overview
Using current research, proven strategies and best practices for father engagement, TFP trains professionals in healthcare, social services, mental health, and educational settings. About Trainings
This hub for parents and practitioners features selected articles, videos, research briefs, book & film reviews, audio clips and podcasts, and helpful links related to healthy fatherhood. Our Resources
Four Portraits of Dedicated Fathers This documentary, directed and produced by John Badalament (All Men Are Sons) for the Massachusetts... Read More →
Through John Badalament’s (The Fatherhood Project) training staff learned a practical approach to engage fathers and male role models in different aspects of programming. John reinforced the overall positive impact of male involvement in the healthy development of young children. I would recommend this training for all agencies who serve young children.
Lori Chaves, Director of Clinical & Family Services, HCS Head Start, Inc.
As a twenty four-year old father of four, I got a lot from this class…things I haven’t known because of my inexperience.
TFP Incarcerated Dads Program attendee, Massachusetts Correctional Institute at Concord, MA
John’s training on engaging fathers was funny, thought-provoking and essential for organizations that serve children and families. He provided the audience with real world examples of what it means to be a modern dad, and left our staff inspired to try new and innovative ways to engage and acknowledge the father’s enrolled in our program.
Ryan Howard, TLC/Fatherhood Coordinator, HCS Head Start, Inc.
Massachusetts General Hospital | Dept. of Pyschiatry
Who We Are
The Fatherhood Project is a program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA.non-profit fatherhood organization that develops and delivers innovative programs and tools for dads, trains health and education professionals to engage, understand and support fathers, and serves as a central hub for important research, current thinking, and innovative programming in the fatherhood field.