News from the Fatherhood Research & Practice Network
News from the Fatherhood Research & Practice Network
New FRPN Research Measure Published

The Fatherhood Research & Practice Network's (FRPN) newest measure, Coparenting Relationship Scale, is designed to assess fathers' coparenting relationships with the mother of their non-residential children. The measure was validated with a sample of fathers very similar to those served in U.S. responsible fatherhood programs. Download the measure here.

We have published five research measures over the past year. These measures are promising resources to be used to assess outcomes or moderating variables among fathers participating in fatherhood programs. All of the FRPN measures are available for download here.

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Save the Date! Fifth FRPN Webinar Scheduled

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST, the FRPN will host our fifth learning community webinar for fatherhood practitioners and researchers.

Most fatherhood programs seek to improve economic stability for participants: employment, earnings, child support payments and financial well-being. A Conversation with Researchers About Measuring Economic Stability Outcomes in Fatherhood Programs will explore how these outcomes are measured using self-reports and agency records and the challenges associated with generating reliable information.

A registration link for this webinar will be posted on the FRPN website in the coming weeks. Questions? Contact Rebecca Kaufman, FRPN senior research coordinator, at

Update on FRPN Funding

The FRPN project team is currently reviewing letters of interest for our second request for proposals to evaluate fatherhood programs. Funded grantees will be announced in June 2016.

Learn more about FRPN funding opportunities.

Upcoming FRPN Program Certificate Workshops

The FRPN will host several one-day certificate workshops at national and statewide fatherhood conferences in 2016.

Designed for practitioners, program managers and researchers, Program Evaluation 101 provides tools for strengthening fatherhood programs and boosting their potential for future funding. Participants will receive a Certificate in Evaluation Practice from Temple University. Licensed social workers will receive 5 social work Continuing Education Units (CEU). Breakout sessions include:

  • Establishing partnerships with programs and researchers
  • Recruitment and retention for effective fatherhood evaluation
  • Selecting outcome measures
  • Proposals and logic models
  • Types of evaluations: What is your program ready for?
  • Data: Collecting, managing and presenting results

Program Evaluation 101 will take place at the following conferences:

Contact Us to Learn More

FRPN Co-Director Jay Fagan, PhD | Professor, Temple University School of Social Work

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