Promising Practices

Building and adapting your program operations and service delivery based on research- and evidenced-based promising practices can help you more effectively affect change in the lives of fathers and families that you work with.

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Office of Family Assistance Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Project
How to Implement Promising Practices: Peer Guidance from the Responsible Fatherhood Program (PDF - 2.53 MB)

Emerging Findings from the Office of Family Assistance
Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grant Programs: A Review of Select Grantee Profiles and Promising Results (PDF - 1.37 MB)
Promising Practices Network
The Promising Practices Network (PPN) is a group of individuals and organizations who are dedicated to providing quality evidence-based information about what works to improve the lives of children, families, and communities. Network members provide guidance and collaborate to develop and promote the PPN website. A core team of staff at the RAND Corporation develop and maintain the website. PPN also relies on the ongoing support and expertise of many scientific reviewers and subject matter experts.
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NRFC Resources

NRFC Promising Practice Reports are research-based compendiums examining issues faced by responsible fatherhood programs and determining where, if any, promising, emerging, and developing practices are occurring.
Each Report has a corresponding Brief which illustrates the major findings of the report and highlighted programs and resources.
Topics include:

  • Promising Practices in Self-Sufficiency & Employment Programs for Fathers
  • Elements of Promising Practice in Teen Fatherhood Programs
  • Elements of Promising Practice in Programs Serving Fathers Involved in the Criminal Justice System
  • Elements of Promising Practice for Fatherhood Programs

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As part of our ongoing Technical Assistance efforts to support Office of Family Assistance (OFA) grantees, the NRFC hosts a Webinar series. These Webinars focus on a range of programmatic topics, including working with specific populations, evaluation support, and program implementation tools.
Each Webinar podcast is accompanied by supporting presentation materials and an audio transcript.

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