Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) recently reviewed 21 studies of fatherhood programs to identify program policies associated with high rates of attendance, and how program outcomes differed for fathers with varying rates of attendance. We found that while attendance is a problem for most fatherhood programs, with fathers attending half or fewer sessions, the following program formats appear to help:Programs closely... Continue Reading
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In the 2005 movie Coach Carter, Samuel L. Jackson plays a high school basketball coach challenged with developing his team into successful students, competitors, and citizens. He does this by holding them accountable to high standards: schoolwork, proper behavior, and a strong level of play. Most importantly, though, he holds them accountable to each other.
Perhaps the most moving scene in the movie occurs at a practice, where one... Continue Reading
On July 28, 2014, the Office of Family Assistance and the Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance team unveiled their Tips for Fatherhood Group Facilitators: A Video Resource Guide. The guide is available for free online.
This video resource guide for fatherhood practitioners presents some general tips for group facilitators and includes a number of short video clips to illustrate some of the key points.... Continue Reading
Understand that if you are on time, you are late!! You must be at least 30 minutes early in order to set the tone for your group.Be ready to welcome your participants as they arrive. Take the opportunity to observe the body language of the group before the session begins. Remember that body language tells you about the participant before the first words are spoken!Being a good group facilitator means more than simply knowing your subject... Continue Reading