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FRPN Webinar - Findings from FRPN-Funded Projects 3: Engaging Mothers in Coparenting Interventions: Challenges, Characteristics of Mothers Who Engage & Outcomes

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
2-3:30 PM ET

Please join us for the 15th Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) learning community webinar next week. Positive father engagement can mitigate some of the negative effects of parental separation on children, even among families with unmarried, nonresident fathers. The coparenting relationship is vital to the involvement of nonresident fathers. Simply put, bad coparenting relationships reduce father-child contact and involvement. The coparenting relationship is challenging to improve, and more effective strategies that involve getting mothers to participate are even more challenging to accomplish. This webinar focuses on three studies of mother engagement in coparenting interventions that were funded by the FRPN. Presenters include:

  • Sarah Whitton, University of Cincinnati and Kimberly Sperber, Talbert House, “Evaluating Mother and Nonresidential Father Engagement in Coparenting Services in a Fatherhood Program
  • Armon Perry, University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, “Fatherhood and Coparenting”
  • Jay Fagan, Temple University, School of Social Work, “Mothers Engagement in Coparenting and Coparenting Intervention Outcomes for Mothers and Fathers”

Discussant: Jeffrey Johnson, President and CEO, National Partnership for Community Leadership

Register for the September 17 webinar here.

New FRPN Grantee Report

The FRPN provided funding to two researchers from Temple University as part of an invited small grant. Their study, Child Protective Services-Investigated Maltreatment by Fathers: Distinguishing Characteristics and Disparate Outcomes, seeks to identify the distinguishing characteristics of maltreatment attributed to fathers in the child welfare system, and to determine whether father-perpetration is associated with disparate Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation outcomes.

The study found that there are disparities in responses to CPS reports of maltreatment that disadvantage fathers. In particular, father involvement in neglect (alone or together with the mother) was associated with more criminal investigation and father-alone involvement in neglect and physical abuse was associated with more criminal charges filed against the father.

Download the report to learn more about the findings of this study and its implications for practice.

Abstracts of FRPN Journal Articles Now Available

Abstracts of FRPN-funded, peer-reviewed journal articles are now available on our website. All FRPN briefs, grantee reports and peer-reviewed journal articles can be found by clicking on the Publications link on the FRPN homepage.

View the FRPN journal articles.

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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