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  • Parent-Child Relationship Programs has a long and rich history in the Infant Mental Health field. There are hundreds of studies validating the work of our founder, Dr. Kathryn Barnard. In 1971, Dr. Kathryn Barnard, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Family and Child Nursing at the University of Washington, initiated research that brought the ecology of early child development closer to the level of clinical practice by developing methods for assessing behaviors of children and parents.

  • Program Overview: Paternity Establishment through Division of Child Support

    The Division of Child Support provides services for the establishment of paternity, and the establishment, modification and enforcement of child support orders to help families become or remain economically secure.  Fathers can apply for these services to even if they don’t have custody of their children.  Contact them for more information or application at 800-457-6202 or check their website at www.childsupportonline.wa.gov.

  • Did you know that dads, father figures, and men can also qualify for WIC? It may be called the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), but the program covers infants and children up to age 5 regardless of the gender or gender-representation of the parent or guardian.

  • "There is more evidence than ever for the benefits of paternity leave--for fathers themselves, and the rest of the family too."

    Read the full article here.
  • The Fatherhood Photo Bank is now live! Visit the Photo Bank page to learn more about how to use these royalty-free photographs, as well as how to submit your own photos to be added to the photo bank.

    Visit the photo bank here.

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