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Upcoming FRPN Webinar: Findings from FRPN-Funded Projects I: Home Visiting, Child Welfare Cases and a Meta-Analysis

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST

How can fathers be engaged in home visiting interventions and what types of outcomes do the interventions inspire? What are the programming needs of fathers whose children are in formal and informal relative care arrangements, and how do fatherhood programs currently deal with them? And what does a review of 26 published and unpublished fatherhood studies in 34 locations tell us about the outcomes they produce?

This webinar will present findings from three Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN)-funded fatherhood studies. The following researchers will discuss their implications for programs:

  • Jennifer Bellamy, University of Denver, School of Social Work, “Engaging Fathers in Home Visiting: Lessons from a Randomized Controlled Trial".
  • Qiana Cryer-Coupet, North Carolina State University, "Understanding the Needs of Fathers with Children in Kinship Care: Father, Practitioner and Caregiver Perspectives".
  • Erin Holmes and Alan Hawkins, Brigham Young University, “Caring for their Children: Meta-analysis of Father Education Programs for Nonresident, Unmarried and Low-Income Fathers”.

Register for the webinar here.

University of South Florida Webinar: Coparenting and Young Children's Mental Health: Implications for Family and Community Partnerships

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Join James McHale, director of USF St. Petersburg's Family Study Center, for a one-hour overview of coparenting and the relevance of this construct for work in a wide range of disciplines and systems supporting diverse families with young children. The webinar will also feature several Family Study Center initiatives and partnerships with community agencies, each advancing the field in important and innovative directions. Dr. McHale is Professor of Psychology and a member of the FRPN Steering Committee.

Register for the webinar here.

New FRPN Research Brief: Including Measures of Commitment to Fatherhood in Evaluations of Fatherhood Programs

This brief examines two aspects of low-income, nonresidential fathers' commitment to the parenting role: self-reports of the importance of the father role and perceptions of validation from others for being a good parent. The findings of this study show that both types of commitment to the father role are associated with fathers' reports of having a close relationship with his child(ren). Only validation from others is related to fathers' engagement in child-related activities. Implications of these findings for fatherhood programs are discussed in this brief.

Download the brief.

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

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