This study from the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network provides the final evaluation results of a randomized controlled trial of a culturally tailored fatherhood curriculum for low-income fathers residing in Baltimore, Maryland. The program is called “Developing all Dads for Manhood and Parenting” (DAD MAP) and study results showed some gains in desired outcomes in the short term, but the gains waned as time passed after program completion.
Reports / Testimony to Congress
This testimony from an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute was presented to the Subcommittee on Human Resources within the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives. The author critiques TANF for not sufficiently reaching children in poverty, spending limited funds outside the original policy goals, and failing to offer training and education for good jobs, among other issues.
This video from the Center for Court Innovation explains the UPNEXT program, a workforce development program for fathers, many of whom have interacted with the justice system. The information is given from the perspective of a successful program participant who explains how UPNEXT helped him become updated on his child support, find and maintain a job, and regain custody of his daughter.
This article is a summary of several listening sessions that the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse held with fathers to gain information about workforce development efforts. Three main themes and suggestions are discussed that emerged from the sessions.
Webinar / Webcast
This webinar from the Office of Adolescent Health presents relevant research and strategies for engaging young fathers in workforce development and employment activities. The webinar featured two example programs from different states as well an experienced researcher who provided an overview of what is known through the existing research about engaging young fathers.
Webinar / Webcast
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) hosted a webinar on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The webinar focused on how responsible fatherhood programs and other interested stakeholders can help low-income fathers gain new employment skills, find better jobs, and improve their overall financial situation.
This brief from Ascend at the Aspen Institute provides information about two-generation strategies and shows how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act offers opportunities to advance two-generation strategies around workforce development and post-secondary programs.
This report from the Urban Institute provides early implementation findings from a study of six grantees that provide soon-to-be and recently-released fathers and their families with an array of activities and services in responsible fatherhood/parenting, healthy marriage/relationships, and economic stability. The goals of the programs are to help stabilize the fathers and their families, move the fathers toward self-sufficiency, and reduce recidivism. These OFA grantees began program operations in October 2011; this report covers program activity through May 2013. (author abstract)
This guide from Ascend at the Aspen Institute highlights resources and cross-sector strategies to help engage employers and create meaningful work opportunities for low-income individuals. The guide also emphasizes how WIOA presents opportunities to advocate for two-generation approaches that support youth and adults.
Webinar / Webcast
The Administration for Children and Families' Office of Family Assistance (OFA) hosted the "Strategies to Assist Noncustodial Parents in Improving Economic Well-Being" webinar. This webinar showcased several programs making headway in this area. TANF programs and their safety-net partners increasingly understand the importance of engaging noncustodial parents while also holding them accountable for the economic and social growth of their children.