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Parents and Children Together: Design and Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood Programs
- RF programs in PACT offered a broad array of services that went beyond the three core areas of parenting and fatherhood, economic stability, and healthy relationships.
- Programs took one of two approaches to service delivery: (1) a cohort approach that integrates content across core areas into one intensive daily workshop, or (2) an open-entry menu approach with separate workshops for parenting, economic stability, and relationships.
- Employing staff who were role models facilitated RF programs’ ability to serve fathers.
- Setting performance targets and using data to support program planning, progress monitoring, and midcourse corrections helped RF programs enroll and engage fathers.
- Integrating staff from organizational partners promoted consistent service delivery.
- All programs partnered with local child support agencies, but involvement ranged from limited to extensive.
Parents and Children Together (PACT)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation