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The latest developments from the Parents and Children Together Evaluation...

Many responsible fatherhood program participants have incarceration histories (Dion et al. 2018). Evidence is growing that many men with incarceration histories have experienced trauma early...

Children who are supported emotionally and financially by their fathers fare better, on average, than those without such support. Despite wanting to be strong parents, providers, and partners, many low-income fathers struggle to fulfill these roles. Recognizing both the importance of fathers and the challenges...

This report describes four Responsible Fatherhood programs that focus primarily on low-income Hispanic fathers...

Many responsible fatherhood program participants have incarceration histories (Dion et al., 2018). Evidence is growing that many men with incarceration histories have experienced trauma early in life, and that experiencing trauma...

This brief explores in-depth interviews with low-income fathers enrolled in responsible fatherhood programs about their experiences with the child support system. The brief explores three main themes...

Based on qualitative interviews with a group of responsible fatherhood program participants, this brief focuses on fathers’ perspectives on co-parenting, specifically:

  1. The nature of their co-parenting relationship;
  2. Changes in their co-parenting relationships; and
  3. Efforts they made to obtain formal agreements for visitation, custody, or parenting time.

Each interviewee participated in one of these four responsible fatherhood programs...

This brief explores fathers’ social support networks to learn about the size and composition of their family and friendship ties, the types of support they get through these connections, and the types of organizations from which the fathers receive services.

Findings indicate that fathers...

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs for low-income participants are funded by the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Trained facilitators deliver curricula, typically in weekly interactive classes, using lectures and in-class practice with partners or small groups. According to the current literature, HMRE programs may improve participants’...

For many fathers who were raised in poverty and faced hardships, these life experiences can create complex challenges and barriers to being a positive, active presence in their child’s life. An unstable life and lack of positive supports...