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The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, 2013-2018

Project Overview

The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) is a cooperative agreement awarded to Temple University with a subcontract to the Center for Policy Research in Denver, CO. The FRPN will pursue three goals:

  1. Promote rigorous evaluation of fatherhood programs.
  2. Expand the number of researchers and practitioners collaborating to evaluate fatherhood programs by providing training and technical assistance to develop their capacity to conduct and participate in high-quality research studies and evaluations.
  3. Disseminate information that leads to effective fatherhood practice and research.

The FRPN will primarily focus on economically disadvantaged and other under-studied populations of fathers and families.

The point of contact is Anna Solmeyer.

  • Fatherhood: Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts

    Published: June 17, 2015

    Many programs within the Administration for Children and Families work with fathers to promote economic self-sufficiency and social well-being for them and their families. As a part of that work, we also implement rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to improve our understanding of how best to serve those fathers. This brief describes research and evaluation projects related to the Responsible Fatherhood grant program and noncustodial parents, and other research related...

  • The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network: Goals and Activities

    Published: September 30, 2013

    This document describes the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network’s broad goals and their planned activities for the five-year grant...

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