Healing and Supporting Fathers: Principles, Practices, and Resources to Help Address and Prevent Domestic Violence in Fatherhood Programs, Resource 1: Ten Ways to Engage Fathers in Addressing and Preventing Domestic Violence

Publication Date: June 2, 2020
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Introduction

This is the first of three resources included in the report, Healing and Supporting Fathers: Principles, Practices, and Resources for Fatherhood Programs to Help Address and Prevent Domestic Violence. The resource provides suggested ways that fatherhood program staff can enhance program practices to engage fathers in addressing and preventing domestic violence. See the full report for an overview of background information on domestic violence, guiding principles for the field, a summary of promising practices already being used by fatherhood programs, directions for programs to consider in the future, and additional recommended resources. Also see the full report for two additional resources designed to support fatherhood programs in helping to prevent and address domestic violence.

This resource was created through the Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads (PAIVED) study. The PAIVED study examined the strategies used by fatherhood programs to help prevent and address domestic violence among participating fathers. Findings from the PAIVED study were informed by Responsible Fatherhood programs funded through the Office of Family Assistance within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. However, the recommendations and resources are applicable to and useful for all fatherhood programs across the country, regardless of federal funding.

Citation

Areán, J. C., Davis, L., Wasik, H., Scott, M. E., Laurore, J. & Bair-Merritt, M. (2020). Healing and supporting fathers: Principles, practices, and resources for fatherhood programs to help address and prevent domestic violence, OPRE Report 2020-65, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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