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Funding Awarded for FRPN State Planning Mini Grants

The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) has selected 11 states to receive our $10,000 state planning mini grants. The projects will run from February 1 – September 30, 2019. Grantees include:

CO Families First Colorado
CT State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
KY Lexington Leadership Foundation
MI University of Michigan, School of Social Work
MN Minnesota Fathers and Families Network
NC North Carolina State University, School of Social Work
PA The Strong Families Commission
RI Parent Support Network of Rhode Island
SC South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
WA Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Economic Services Administration (ESA), Office of the Assistant Secretary
WY Wyoming Children's Defense Fund

The purpose of this funding is to enhance father inclusion in state programs and policies dealing with children and families. Recipients will involve a wide array of stakeholders, including administrators in key state agencies such as child support and child welfare, to conduct planning activities aimed at improving father involvement and generating more reliable funding for community-based fatherhood programs. The awards will help to support strategic planning efforts, interagency convenings and data collection activities designed to produce system change.

FRPN co-directors Jessica Pearson, Ph.D., and Jay Fagan, Ph.D., will provide grantees with technical assistance and conduct an evaluation to gauge the elements of effective planning efforts.

FRPN Conference Presentations

FRPN co-director, Jessica Pearson, attended the January 2019 National Fatherhood Stakeholder Meeting convened by the Administration for Children and Families to discuss father inclusion across human services agencies. On February 9, 2019, she will lead a pop-up meeting on fatherhood and child support at the Policy Forum of the National Child Support Enforcement Association in Washington, D.C.

FRPN co-director, Jay Fagan, will give a presentation about the importance of the father-child relationship at the United Nations' Family Stability panel on February 12. The presentation is part of the UN's agenda for social protection and sustainable development.

FRPN Grantee Reports

Since 2014, the FRPN has awarded funding to 20 research projects - 13 competitive awards and seven invited small awards. We recently highlighted the results of two of these projects.

Do Responsible Fatherhood Programs Work? A Comprehensive Meta-analytic Study

Evaluating Mother and Nonresidential Father Engagement in Coparenting Services in a Fatherhood Program

FRPN Research Briefs

Over the past few months, the FRPN has issued research briefs that examine a variety of issues related to direct services, evaluation research and policy for fatherhood programs. These briefs are available for download on the FRPN website via the links below.

Parenting Programs for Incarcerated Fathers

Including Measures of Commitment to Fatherhood in Evaluations of Fatherhood Programs

State Approaches to Including Fathers in Programs and Policies Dealing with Children and Families

Contact Us to Learn More

FRPN Co-Director Jay Fagan, PhD | Professor, Temple University School of Social Work
FRPN Co-Director Jessica Pearson, PhD | Director, Center for Policy Research

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The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network is supported by grant #90PR0006 from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents are solely the responsibility of the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, Temple University and the Center for Policy Research and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, the Administration for Children and Families or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.