Looking for best practices and resources to help your organization focus on serving fathers? Below is information on how to create a father-friendly environment, why dads participate in programs, how to recruit dads into your programs, and how to keep dads participating. Find specific resources on young fathers (ages 18-24) and fathers participating in home visiting programs.
Watch the webinar to learn more about how organizations can prepare to serve fathers by creating a father inclusive environment, thinking outside the box as they recruit fathers, and identifying and addressing challenges common to parents.
Making Your Organization Father-Friendly
Resources and stories from practitioners on helping organizations become father-inclusive and ensuring fathers feel welcome and valued in the space and in the program.
Why Dads Participate in Programs
Information from dads on what they value about fatherhood programs and why they choose to participate.
Getting Dads to Your Program
Tips to help organizations recruit dads into programs and stories from dads and practitioners about recruitment strategies.
Keeping Dads in Your Program
Tips on helping fathers continuously attend and complete programs and stories from dads and practitioners about retention strategies.
Serving Young Fathers
Information on the unique needs and challenges facing young fathers (ages 18-24) and strategies to serve them.
Father Participation in Home Visiting
Information on how fathers participate in home visiting programs and the impact father participation can have on family retention.
Implementing Services for Fathers (Webinar)
With the evolution of the role of fathers in the family, there has been an increase in programs and services at the federal, state, and local levels working to support fathers and strengthen families. In this webinar, the Child and Family Research Partnership director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, highlights best practices organizations can use to implement services for fathers.
Implementing Services for Fathers (2019)
Using information from evaluations conducted by the Child and Family Research Partnership and from attendees at the 2019 Texas Regional Fatherhood Summits, this brief highlights best practices when implementing services for fathers.
Breaking the Cycle: Becoming Better Fathers through Supportive Fatherhood Programs in Texas (2016)
This brief explores findings from three focus groups with past and current participants in the Department of Family and Protective Services’ Prevention and Early Intervention Division’s (PEI) Fatherhood EFFECT Programs, a program launched in 2015 to encourage and support healthy father engagement. The findings reveal that fathers are driven to participate in the program by a desire to become better fathers. Participants stay in the program because of the connections they make, new skills they learn, and their hope to improve their lives. This brief also summarizes the fathers’ needs beyond the programs and ways the participants suggested strengthening the programs.