Texas supports fathers through a variety of programs, policies, and services. Below are resources and trainings to support organizations as they serve fathers, a sample of programs and services working with fathers in Texas, and links to parenting and legal resources that organizations can share with the families they serve.
Watch the webinar to learn more about the programs and services across Texas that support fathers and families, how Texas agencies engage fathers, the innovative and creative strategies programs employ to serve fathers, and resources available to fathers.
Programs and Services
State Agency Programs and Services
Information on services Texas agencies provide to support fathers, grants and other supports that the Department of Family and Protective Services’ Prevention and Early Intervention Division (PEI) provides to organizations serving fathers, and the Texas Fatherhood Interagency Workgroup.
Descriptions of initiatives and programs serving fathers in communities across Texas.
Examples of Excellence from Programs and Services
Stories from practitioners across Texas about their experiences employing innovative and creative strategies to serve fathers and support families.
Resources and Trainings
Resources fathers can use to stay informed about their child’s developing brain and body from pregnancy through childhood.
Resources to help fathers navigate legal systems from the child support system to public benefits, immigration relief, and more.
Incorporating a Family Violence Lens in Your Program
Information from the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) on the importance of including a family violence lens in your work to promote healthy fatherhood and keep families safe, as well as how TCFV can help your organization promote safe and healthy family relationships.
Research and Evaluations
Links to evaluation reports and publications from The Child and Family Research Partnership on a host of issues impacting fathers, including the full evaluation report of PEI’s Fatherhood EFFECT Programs and a brief on how Texas can continue to support fathers.