Brief Fathers Advancing Community Together: Findings from the Participant Survey
Bryce Peterson, Lindsey Cramer, Paige Thompson
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This brief presents changes in parents’ perceptions of parenting, relationships, co-parenting, and economic stability as captured on two waves of surveys with Fathers Advancing Community Together (FACT) program participants. FACT, offered by Rubicon Programs in Contra Costa County, California, is a multi-faceted program providing responsible parenting, healthy relationships, and economic stability workshops and services to parents experiencing poverty. Among many findings, the survey results show parents felt they were equipped with the skills to be a good parent and parents reported having an affectionate and warm relationship with their children. Survey findings also indicate that while participants were more likely to engage in responsible financial practices such as saving money and budgeting, more likely to be employed, and made more money six months after enrolling in the program. The brief also presents survey findings for subgroups of FACT participants, broken down by custodial status and age.  


Research Areas Families Children and youth
Tags Economic well-being Family structure Children's health and development Father involvement Families with low incomes Parenting
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center