Forging Effective Responsible Fatherhood Partnerships: A Research-to-Practice Brief.

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Avellar, S.
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Mathematica Policy Research
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Many programs for low-income fathers involve partnerships with multiple agencies to help recruit and serve more fathers, offer a broader array of services, and even gain access to new funding streams. In this brief, we summarize findings from the Strengthening Families Evidence Review (SFER) on forming and maintaining such partnerships. The SFER, a systematic review of family-strengthening programs serving low-income fathers or couples, was conducted by Mathematica Policy Research under contract to the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families. This brief focuses on the 90 studies of 70 responsible fatherhood programs included in the SFER. From these, we identify promising practices for forming and maintaining partnerships and highlight the pros and cons of two common partnerships, one with the child-support enforcement system and the other with employment organizations. (Author abstract)

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