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3821285300?profile=RESIZE_710xThis article from the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) titled “Fathers: Powerful Allies for Maternal and Child Health” summarizes research on the critical importance of fathers’ role during pregnancy and in a child’s early years, and offers practical recommendations on how to support the involvement of fathers. Although geared mainly toward health professionals, some proposed approaches are relevant to (or could be adapted for) early intervention professionals and settings.

Click here to read this article on the NICHQ website.


The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, CLICK HERE.

 This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:

  • CK1: The dynamics of family systems including cultural, linguistic and socio-economic factors influencing family function and care for all children. 
  • CK2: The role of primary social and emotional relationships as the foundation for early learning.


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