Evidence suggests that positive father involvement can improve child well-being outcomes. This project will test the use of the Breakthrough Series Collaborative to strengthen the engagement of fathers and paternal relatives with children involved in the child welfare system.
Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
Increasing fathers' involvement and strengthening relationships between parents have emerged as central national policy strategies to improve the lives of low-income families and enhance the well-being of children. We are conducting studies to increase understanding about how to engage fathers more fully, help low-income couples solidify their relationships, and create the best environments in which to raise children.
Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare
Evaluating Community-Based Family Support Networks to Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences
Mathematica is conducting a rigorous, mixed-method evaluation of multifaceted, scalable community-based initiatives in five Washington state communities that seek to prevent adverse childhood experiences.
Director of Human Services
Diane Paulsell has more than 20 years of experience researching the implementation and effects of early childhood education and family support programs and policies on low-income families and children.Featured Projects
- Learning About Infant and Toddler Early Education Services (LITES): Identifying What Works
- Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED)
- Improving Access to Early Care and Education: An Equity-Focused Policy Research Agenda
- Impacts of a Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System on Child Care Quality
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Quality Measurement
- Early Childhood Systems
- Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
- Youth Development