Preparing Your Organization to Serve Fathers

Fathers in Texas

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.

 

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Fatherhood Preparing Your Organization to Serve Fathers Father Inclusion

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.

Fatherhood Preparing Your Organization to Serve Fathers Father Participation

Why Dads Participate in Programs

Information from dads on what they value about fatherhood programs and why they choose to participate.

Fatherhood Preparing Your Organization to Serve Fathers Father Recruitment

Getting Dads to Your Program

Tips to help organizations recruit dads into programs and stories from dads and practitioners about recruitment strategies.

Fatherhood Preparing Your Organization to Serve Fathers Father Retention

Keeping Dads in Your Program

Tips on helping fathers continuously attend and complete programs and stories from dads and practitioners about retention strategies.

Fatherhood Preparing Your Organization to Serve Fathers Young Fathers

Serving Young Fathers

Information on the unique needs and challenges facing young fathers (ages 18-24) and strategies to serve them.

Fatherhood Preparing Your Organization to Serve Fathers Home Visiting

Father Participation in Home Visiting

Information on how fathers participate in home visiting programs and the impact father participation can have on family retention.

Resources

Fatherhood in Texas

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.

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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.

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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.