A Fort Wayne coalition is going get some of the $575,000 in federal grants aimed at "fostering stronger connections between families and their fathers." I was struck by this:
"All of the applicants, including this new coalition in Fort Wayne, proposed engaging and practical strategies for helping dads become more involved with their children."
Can dads really be "helped along" in becoming more involved with their children? Given the problems caused today by irresponsible fathers, not to mention mothers, it would be nice if a few federal dollars and concerned local coalitions could make it all better. May I be permitted my doubts?