The I.S.P. - Institute for Fatherhood Studies - is a
scientific and cultural association that was founded in Rome
In accordance with Articole 1 of its Statute, its purpose
is "to promote the study of fatherhood with particular
emphasis on its psychological, pedagogical, social,
biological, historical an juridical aspects". It also has as
its objective "protecting and enhancing the value of the
paternal functions and roles in society, by encouraging a new
social sensitivity in this area".
The Institute places at the disposal of its members: a
specialized library that is being continually brought up to
date, an archive comprising press clippings that are sub-
divided by subject, a collection of university theses and
specialized reviews, a series of single-subject files on
subjects dealing withe fatherhood, the family and minors. The
Institute also offers the possibility of holding "technical"
conferences, debates and screenings. Members also have at
their disposal a listing of lawyers and psychologists who
have associated themselves with the Institute.
Members receive a subscription to "ISP News", the
In addition to keeping members
informed of the Institute's activities, this publication
provides a forum for articles by specialists on the subjects
of fatherhood, the family and minors, and provides
information on new development in these fields, as well as in
jurisprudence, psychology and current events. The I.S.P.
newsletter also includes special sections dealing with new
books published, as well as new films of interest.
The Institute, 20% of whose members are women, offers
membership to anyone with an interest in the subject of
fatherhood or, more generically, in the subject of minors,
the family and the parent-child relationship.
The Institute, wich has received two Culture Prizes from
the Office of the Prime Minister for its activities in 1989
and 1991, has several hundred members, and operates at the
national level, in particular by means of its sections in
Turin, Genoa, Florence, Naples and Cagliari.
In order to become a member of the Institute, one must
deposit the sum of € 52,00 (annual membership fee) in
Postal C.C. Account No. 73234007, in favor of I.S.P.,
Institute for Fatherood Studies, Via Giovanni Ansaldo 9,
00154 Rome, or send the Institute a check for the above
amount, drawn in favor of the I.S.P. A new member can also
contribute a larger sum of money in order to help support the
In order to subscribe to "ISP News", one must pay the sum
of € 16,00 (Regular Subscriber) or € 52,00
(Supporting Subscriber), in the same manner as indicated in
the preceding paragraph.
For more detailed information, please call or e-mail the