This report examines (1) the characteristics and views of fathers who voluntarily enrolled in responsible fatherhood programs aimed at increasing their parental involvement, (2) how the programs were designed and implemented, and (3) how the fathers responded to the services offered in the programs.
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Fathers' Views of Co-Parenting Relationships: Findings from the PACT EvaluationDec 14, 2016
In-depth qualitative interviews with a subset of low-income fathers participating in a Responsible Fatherhood program offer insights into the nature of fathers’ co-parenting relationships with their children’s mothers, the tenor of these relationships, and the fathers’ efforts to co-parent their children.
The Role of Social Networks Among Low-Income Fathers: Findings from the PACT EvaluationOct 31, 2016
Findings from the qualitative study of the Parents and Children Together evaluation offer insight into the social networks of low-income fathers and the organizational supports they turn to for assistance.
Parents and Children Together: Design and Implementation of Two Healthy Marriage ProgramsOct 26, 2016
This report presents findings from a process study of two Healthy Marriage grantees that participated in the Parents and Children Together evaluation. The report describes program design and implementation, including a focus on job and career advancement services offered by the two grantees, and presents...
Parents and Children Together: Design and Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood ProgramsSep 30, 2015
As part of Mathematica’s Parents and Children Together (PACT) evaluation, this report describes Responsible Fatherhood grants’ program design and implementation and presents data on enrollment, initial participation, retention, and the amount of services fathers received from December 2012 through August...
Responsible Fatherhood Programs in the Parents and Children Together (PACT) EvaluationApr 17, 2015
Policy interest and support for increasing the positive involvement of fathers in their children's lives has increased substantially in recent years, with a dedicated federal funding stream for responsible fatherhood programs.