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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Parents and Children Together: The Complex Needs of Low-Income Men and How Responsible Fatherhood Programs Address ThemMar 01, 2018
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...
H-PACT: A Descriptive Study of Responsible Fatherhood Programs Serving Hispanic MenNov 30, 2015
This report describes four federally funded responsible fatherhood programs serving primarily low-income Hispanic men. It focuses on the social, cultural, and other factors that influence how these four practitioners designed and implemented programs for this population. It also describes the views and...
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...
In Their Own Voices: The Hopes and Struggles of Responsible Fatherhood Program Participants in the Parents and Children Together EvaluationJun 25, 2015
This report describes findings from the first round of in-depth interviews conducted as part of the Parents and Children Together (PACT) evaluation. Interviews were held with 87 low-income, mostly noncustodial fathers who voluntarily enrolled in one of the four Responsible Fatherhood (RF) programs being...
Responsible Fatherhood Programming: Two Approaches to Service DeliveryApr 24, 2015
This brief describes four grantees and how their different approaches to service delivery may address the needs of fathers, influence their engagement and participation in services, and affect the program content to which they are exposed. The research reported here is part of the evaluation of selected...
Embedding Job and Career Advancement Services in Healthy Marriage Programs: Lessons from Two Programs in PACTApr 20, 2015
This brief describes how two federally sponsored Healthy Marriage programs—which primarily aim to improve the relationships of parenting couples—integrated a focus on job and career advancement into their services. It also explores the role these services played in meeting the needs of couples and engaging...
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.