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.
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 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.
- 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
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.
- Promising Practices: Working with Teen Fathers April 22, 2008
- Promising Practices: Funding & Collaboration Opportunities with Child Support Enforcement February 7, 2008
- Promising Practices: Working with Incarcerated Fathers November 14, 2007
- Promising Practices: Working with Low-Income Fathers October 24, 2007
- Promising Practices: Adopting, Implementing, and Replicating Fatherhood Curricula July 18, 2007