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Engaging dads in family programs


"We were running parenting programs, and dads weren't showing up for them," says Gregory Fabiano, a professor of counseling at the University at Buffalo. Fabiano is an expert on evaluating and treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other disruptive behavior disorders in children and teens. In this video, Fabiano discusses the importance to designing support programs for children that actively engage parents — and how he and colleagues created an innovative sports little league program to increase the participation of dads.