On behalf of the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) study partnered with Responsible Fatherhood programs and experts in the field to identify high-priority questions and emerging service approaches. Programs use a number of promising models to work with fathers, but rigorous studies have not yet shown which are effective and worth expanding or replicating.
The B3 team is rigorously evaluating three new and emerging service approaches being implemented across Responsible Fatherhood program sites:
- Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Justice Involved Individuals Seeking Employment: a series of interactive workshops designed for small groups to develop interpersonal skills for the workplace
- Just Beginning: five one-on-one sessions designed to enhance a father’s early relationship with his young child
- DadTime: a smartphone application to support engagement in the Just Beginning program
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