Title

Approaches to Father Engagement and Fathers’ Experiences in Home Visiting Programs

Date

2015

Author(s)

Heather Sandstrom, Maeve Gearing, H. Elizabeth Peters, Carrie Heller, Olivia Healy, and Eleanor Pratt

Type of Product

Evaluation report

Model(s)

  • Healthy Families America (HFA)
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • Other Models
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Description

Purpose: Understand how home visiting programs engage fathers, what fathers' experiences are in those programs, and what the perceived benefits are of fathers' participation.
Example Topics Discussed:
Program strategies to engage fathers
Home visitor strategies to engage fathers
Challenges to recruiting and engaging fathers
Fathers' perceived benefits of participation in home visits

Data Collection Methods

  • Interviews
  • Site visits

Status

Finished

For More Information

Sandstrom, H., Gearing, M., Peters, H. E., Heller, C., Healy, O., & Pratt, E. (2015). Approaches to father engagement and fathers’ experiences in home visiting programs (Report No. 103). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.
Retrieved from https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/20151130_fahv_report_finalized_b508.pdf .

Topics

  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Enhancements, Innovations, and Promising Approaches
  • Participant Recruitment, Retention, Engagement, and Dosage