Fatherhood Program Effects on Fathers and Families: Preliminary Results of Three RCTs

Concurrent Sessions 9

Jennifer L. Bellamy, Neil B. Guterman, Aaron Banman, Sandra Morales-Mirque, Justin Harty, Young-Il Kim, Sung Joon Jang, Bright Sarfo, Erin K. Holmes, Alan J. Hawkins, Braquel R. Egginton, Nathan Robbins, Kevin Shafer; Discussant: Jessica Pearson; Convenor: Jay Fagan

1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Location
Salon 1
Session #
335
Session Type
Symposium
Session Focus
  • Research
Organized By
  • Research & Theory

About the Session

  • 335-01 - Preliminary Findings From a Randomized Study of an Intervention to Increase Father Involvement in Home Visitation
    By Jennifer L. Bellamy, Neil B. Guterman, Aaron Banman, Sandra Morales-Mirque, Justin Harty
  • 335-02 - A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of TYRO Dads: Preliminary Findings
    By Young-Il Kim, Sung Joon Jang
  • 335-03 - The DAD MAP Evaluation: A Randomized Control Trial of a Culturally Tailored Fatherhood Program for African American Dads
    By Bright Sarfo
  • 335-04 - Do Responsible Fatherhood Programs Work? Early Evidence from A Comprehensive Meta-analytic Study
    By Erin K. Holmes, Alan J. Hawkins, Braquel R. Egginton, Nathan Robbins, & Kevin Shafer

Discussant: Jessica Pearson
Convenor: Jay Fagan

Abstract(s)

The results of three randomized control trials examining the effects of fatherhood interventions on low income, primarily unmarried fathers will be presented. The fourth paper will present the findings of a meta-analysis of existing evaluations of fatherhood programs. All of these studies were funded by the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN), a five-year Department of Health and Human Services grant to increase the amount and quality of rigorous evaluations of fatherhood programs serving low income fathers. An overview of the FRPN will be provided. A discussant will provide comments about each study and synthesize what has been learned about fatherhood programs.

Objectives

1. Participants will know how fatherhood programs impact low income primarily non-resident fathers and families. 2. Participants will know the challenges of conducting research with community-based fatherhood programs. 3. Participants will know about current gaps in research of fatherhood programs and how future studies can address those gaps.