Father Engagement in Human Services
This issue brief reviews approaches used to engage fathers in human services at the program, organization, and systems level. Program-level approaches to promote father engagement reflect tailored recruitment and intake methods, enhancing service environments, and delivering services aligned with fathers’ goals. Organization-level fatherhood engagement includes demonstrated commitment, developing partnerships with allied organizations, and including father engagement into staff development and supervision. System-level approaches include the identification and breaking down of systemic barriers and ensuring that organizations have sufficient resources and authority needed for engaging fathers.