Preparing Fathers for Employment: Findings from the B3 Study of a Cognitive Behavioral Program 

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Author (Individual)
Barden, B.
Elkin, S. 
Brennan, E.
Bickerton, A.
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Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families , U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 
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Journal Article
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The Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) study partnered with fatherhood experts and practitioners to identify new and promising approaches to supporting fathers working toward economic stability and improved relationships with their children. The study team tested three innovative, interactive skill-building approaches that addressed parenting and economic stability, within the context of existing programs offering services for fathers. The objective of the B3 study was to implement and test these innovative new interventions in the context of usual fatherhood services, and to learn whether they provided additional benefits. This report presents findings and lessons from one part of the B3 study: a rigorous evaluation of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Justice Involved Individuals Seeking Employment (CBI-Emp), an intervention that applies cognitive behavioral skill building to help people who have been involved in the justice system maintain employment. This report builds on previously released findings about the implementation of the curriculum and summarizes the implementation results and lessons learned. The report also describes the effects of the curriculum and provides estimates of program costs.  

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