Home Visiting: Approaches to Father Engagement and Fathers' Experiences, 2013-2015

The Home Visiting: Approaches to Father Engagement and Fathers' Experiences Study was a qualitative project that collected information about innovative approaches used by existing home visiting programs to actively engage and serve fathers, and gather fathers’ perspectives on participating in such programs. The study involved interviews with program staff, home visitors, fathers, and mothers. It documented:

  1. Program operators’ successes and challenges around engaging fathers.
  2. The views and opinions of fathers who were invited to and/or participated in home visiting programs.
  3. Lessons for other programs that work with men (e.g., Responsible Fatherhood programs) and programs interested in more fully engaging men in their programs.

The project was conducted by the Urban Institute. The points of contact are Anna Solmeyer and Amanda Clincy.