How Texas is Supporting Fathers

Fatherhood How Texas is Supporting Fathers

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. 

Programs and Services

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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.

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Community Programs

Descriptions of initiatives and programs serving fathers in communities across Texas.

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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

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Parenting Resources

Resources fathers can use to stay informed about their child's developing brain and body from pregnancy through childhood.

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Legal Resources

Resources to help fathers navigate legal systems from the child support system to public benefits, immigration relief, and more.

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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.

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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.