Encouraging Attendance and Engagement in Parenting Programs: Developing a Smartphone Application with Fathers, for Fathers

Year Published
2018
Author (Organization)
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE)
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English

Building Bridges and Bonds (B3), a study of Responsible Fatherhood programs, is testing a set of innovative approaches designed to help fathers advance their parenting and employment skills. One of these innovations is a new smartphone-based application called DadTime. DadTime is designed to support engagement with and attendance at a parenting program called Just Beginning, another B3 innovation. This brief describes how researchers collaborated with fathers--the intended users--to develop DadTime.

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