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FRPN Resources Available for Federal Responsible Fatherhood Grant Applications

Applications for the Office of Family Assistance Fatherhood Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential Grants (Fatherhood FIRE) are due July 1, 2020. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal to implement one specific program model designed to serve one specific group of fathers. If your organization is considering applying for this funding, the FRPN has numerous resources available on our website that may be helpful in developing your approach.

Several of the FRPN grantee reports may be useful to reference, including:

The FRPN has also published numerous new and original measures of fathers' involvement with children and coparenting for low-income, nonresident fathers. The measures are available at no cost and are being used in several studies. Several of the measures are also available in Spanish. These brief, easy-to-administer measures have been validated with low-income, nonresidential fathers attending fatherhood programs.

Learn more about the FRPN measures.

Our published papers offer insight into conducting fatherhood programs. Consider this paper on fathers' dosage:

  • Fagan, J. & Pearson, J. (2019). Fathers' dosage in community-based programs for low-income fathers. Family Process. Advanced online publication.

FRPN training and technical assistance resources include 22 learning community webinars covering such topics as how to measure fatherhood program outcomes, engaging program participants, and using two-generation strategies to serve low-income fathers.

Access the FRPN training and technical assistance resources.

COVID-19 and Child Support: Changes in Payers and Non-Payers and What Child Support Agencies Can Do

The world is facing an unprecedented time as the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) unfolds. To help child support agencies better serve the new needs of their clients due to plummeting unemployment and other economic consequences from the COVID-19 crisis, the Center for Policy Research, led by FRPN Co-Director Dr. Jessica Pearson, has developed a series of issue briefs.

The first brief, authored by Dr. Jane Venohr, provides insight on changes in payers and non-payers due to COVID-19-related employment changes and the federal response to alleviate the negative impact on household income. This first brief also suggests actions child support agencies can take to respond to these new needs.

Download the issue brief.
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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 was 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.