Research Report Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers Initiative: Process Evaluation Report
Tess Tannehill, Carolyn T. O'Brien, Elaine Sorensen
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New York conducted a three-year pilot project (2006-2009) in five locations to help unemployed parents without custody of their children find work called the Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers Initiative. This report describes the implementation of this initiative and discusses challenges encountered and lessons learned. While all programs used a case management model to deliver employment and supportive services, the intensity of those services, the linkages to the child support program, the recruitment strategies, and the organizational structure of the programs varied. Despite these variations, programs successfully recruited and served a large number of participants, avoiding some of the challenges experienced by earlier fatherhood programs.
Research Areas Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Child support Economic well-being Father involvement
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center