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                                          Fatherhood Educational Institute Recognizes Father
                                          Factor During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

                                          CHICAGO – April 3, 2012 – April is National Child Abuse
                                          Prevention Month and the Fatherhood Educational Institute
                                          (http://fatherhood-edu.org) encourages responsible fatherhood in
                                          the prevention of child abuse not just in April, but in every month.

         PARTNERS WITH THE                Research demonstrates that father absence is associated with
   U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                          higher rates of child abuse and neglect. Boyfriends of the mother
 70 West Madison Street                   in single-mother households were responsible for 67% of the
  Suite 1400, #14012A                     reported cases of child abuse. In cases of child sexual abuse the
   Chicago, IL 60602                      majority of children lived in disrupted or single-parent homes. 27%
 Phone: (312) 795-9060                    of abused children live with either a stepfather or the mother’s
 www.fatherhood-edu.org
                                          boyfriend. In addition, children who live in father-absent homes
             President                    are at 77% greater risk of being physically abused and 120% more
         -Claude Ohanesian
                                          likely to be endangered by maltreatment.
        President Emeritus:
       -Jeffery M. Leving, J.D.           The Fatherhood Educational Institute recognizes responsible
                                          fatherhood as a critical step in combating child abuse as fathers
         Board of Directors:              are vanishing from the social landscape. Service providers, social
       -James M. Hagler, J.D.
         -Walter A. Jones, Jr.
                                          workers and educators can support healthy child development and
      -Timothy S. O’Grady, J.D.           positive family relationships by supporting responsible fatherhood
                                          in an environment of nurturing father-child interactions, teaching
              Counsel:                    discipline that is safe and age-appropriate, and fostering early
     -Kirk A. Hoopingarner, J.D.
                                          learning opportunities.
              Officers:
-Kirk A. Hoopingarner, J.D., Secretary    “April is a time to celebrate the vital role fathers play in protecting
                                          children,” said Attorney James M. Hagler, an FEI Director. “We will
          Advisory Board:                 socially bankrupt our communities if we fail to promote involved
          -Curt Holderfield
         -Dr. William Martin
                                          and responsible fatherhood – it is one of the most effective ways
                                          our communities strengthen families and prevent child abuse now
                                          and for generations to come.”
Honorary Advisor for Urban Affairs:
 -U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis
        th
      7 Congressional District            For more information about what families and communities can do
                                          to overcome the devastating problem of child abuse and father
Honorary Advisor for Media Affairs:       absence visit http://fatherhood-edu.org.
  -Gordon Bell, former NFL player
  Clear Channel Communications




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