FRPN Grantee Report: Do Responsible Fatherhood Programs Work? A Comprehensive Meta-analytic Study.

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Erin. Hawkins
Alan. Egginton
Braquel. Robbins
Nathan. Shafer
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Fatherhood Research and Practice Network.
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Led by Drs. Erin Holmes and Alan Hawkins, a team of Brigham Young University researchers conducted an FRPN-funded meta-analysis of studies of fatherhood programs targeting unmarried, never married and low-income fathers. A search of published and unpublished articles and reports from academic databases and government agencies yielded 270 studies that were potentially eligible for the analysis but only a fraction met the inclusion criteria. The researchers found that father involvement, parenting and co-parenting were significantly impacted, with the strongest effect in co-parenting skills.  (Author abstract modified) 

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