|News from the Fatherhood Research & Practice Network|
Online Registration Now Open for January 2016 FRPN Webinar
On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST, the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) will host our fourth learning community webinar for fatherhood practitioners and researchers. The webinar will feature a roundtable discussion with researchers about the FRPN’s new outcome measures for nonresident fathers. These measures are intended to serve as evaluation resources for responsible fatherhood programs.
The featured researchers for this webinar include:
Register for A Conversation with Researchers About New FRPN Outcome Measures for Nonresident Fathers here.
FRPN Measurement Resources
Over the past year, the FRPN project team has developed four measures to be used to assess outcomes or moderating variables among fathers participating in fatherhood programs. Several of the measures include videos that provide a brief training on how to use each measure.
These measures were developed using data the FRPN collected from 646 low-income, mostly never married, nonresidential fathers and have been validated with a sample of fathers very similar to those served in U.S. responsible fatherhood programs. Each are promising, easy-to-use resources for fatherhood programs to incorporate in the evaluation of their programming and services.
The FRPN research measures include:
Download the FRPN measures here.
Timeline for Second FRPN Request for Proposals
As a reminder, the FRPN will release our second request for proposals to support evaluation of fatherhood programs on January 2, 2016. The purpose of these grants is to increase the number and quality of evaluations of fatherhood programs and learn more about how to better serve low-income fathers, racial/ethnic minorities and other under-studied populations.
Letters of interest for the second round of FRPN funding are due by February 5. We will then notify selected applicants of their official invitation to submit a proposal. Full proposals are due by April 8 and award notifications will be distributed in June 2016. We anticipate distributing two-four awards of approximately $50,000 each and four-five awards of approximately $100,000 each.
Stay tuned for a special edition of The Blueprint next month which will outline the application requirements for this request for proposals in greater detail.
Upcoming FRPN Program Certificate Workshops
The FRPN will host several one-day certificate workshops at national and statewide fatherhood conferences in 2016.
Designed for practitioners, program managers and researchers, Program Evaluation 101 provides tools for strengthening fatherhood programs and boosting their potential for future funding. Participants will receive a Certificate in Evaluation Practice from Temple University. Licensed social workers will receive 5 social work Continuing Education Units (CEU). Breakout sessions include:
Program Evaluation 101 will take place at the following conferences:
Contact Us to Learn More
FRPN Co-Director Jay Fagan, PhD | Professor, Temple University School of Social Work
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