New England Fathering Conference 2015: Keynote Speaker

by Doug Edwards
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This years New England Fathering Conference was a HUGE success.  What a tremendous 3 day conference in Newport, Rhode Island.  I was the 3rd day keynote speaker for this awesome event.  Check out the video footage below:

Shaken Baby Syndrome

by Doug Edwards
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Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is the collection of signs and symptoms resulting from the violent shaking of an infant or small child. It is a form of child abuse. In America every year an estimated 1,200 - 1,400 children are shaken for whom treatment is sought. Of these tiny victims, 25 -30% die as a result of their injuries. The rest will have lifelong complications. It is likely that many more babies suffer from the effects of SBS yet no one knows because SBS victims rarely have any external evidence of trauma.

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Educational Attainment and Positive Father Involvement

by Doug Edwards
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When fathers are involved in their children’s education children were more likely to get A’s, enjoy school, and participate in extracurricular activities and less likely to have repeated a grade.

Source: Fathers’ Involvement in Their Children’s Schools. National Center for Education Statistics. Washington DC: GPO, 1997.

Children whose fathers share meals, spend leisure time with them, or help them with reading or homework do significantly better academically than those children whose fathers do not.

Source: Cooksey, Elizabeth C. and Michelle M. Fondell. “Spending Time with His Kids: Effects of Family Structure on Fathers’ and Children’s Lives.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 58

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