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Families Uniting Families: Project Fatherhood: Program Evaluation
by Rodriguez, Mayra Lucero, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 59; 13859569
Abstract (Summary)

Fathers with child welfare involvement are often, if not always, mandated to participate in a parenting education program. The goal is to educate fathers to be more involved in the lives of their children. However, there are barriers to father involvement that parenting education alone can not solve. These fathers are in need of resource linkages to other educational programs and services. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of having case management services as part of a parenting program for fathers.

Project Fatherhood is one of these programs designed to provide parenting education specifically to fathers. Upon noticing their needs for other programs and services, they incorporated a case management system that would allow them to connect fathers to these needed resources. Project Fatherhood’s goal is to increase father involvement in the lives of their children by reducing the barriers that prevent them from doing so, and to reduce father absenteeism in society. To assess the effectiveness of the program, this study focused on evaluating the effectiveness of the case management system by reviewing father participation, their needs upon enrolling, referrals they received from their case managers, and case manager follow up.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Case management, Education, Families uniting families, Parenting, Project fatherhood, Referrals
Publication Number: 13859569
ISBN: 9781085557313
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