Reports and Publications

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  • Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being

    Thirteen years have passed since the last comprehensive review of the fatherhood field, Map and Track: State Initiatives to Encourage Responsible Fatherhood (Bernard & Knitzer, 1999). In the interim, two recessions, funding cuts, and tight fiscal conditions have made it extremely unlikely that states would fund fatherhood initiatives without federal subsidies. Given diminished opportunities to leverage public funds for responsible fatherhood, organized philanthropy has also reduced funding for responsible fatherhood.

  • Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative Strategic Plan

    The economic stability of fathers, which includes education, employment services, and supports like affordable housing, transportation, nutritional assistance and child care, is the focus of one of the domains of the Strategic Plan.

  • Connecting Fathers to Children

    Research indicates that children raised in single-parent families are more likely than children raised in two-parent families (with both biological parents) to do poorly in school, have emotional and behavioral problems, become teenage parents, and have poverty-level incomes. In hopes of improving the long-term outlook for children in single-parent families, federal, state, and local governments, along with public and private organizations, are supporting programs and activities that promote the financial and personal responsibility of noncustodial fathers to their children and increase the participation of fathers in the lives of their children.

  • How Father and Family Friendly is CT

    In the fall of 2002, the National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families contracted Lee Mizell Consulting to review the “father- and family-friendliness” of various public policies in the state of Connecticut. This report summarizes those findings.

  • Promoting Responsible Fatherhood 18 Month Project Report

    The Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Project seeks to deliver an intervention across three areas: Healthy Marriage, Responsible Parenting, and Economic Stability.

  • Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Final Report 2013

    This report provides data for five years of data collection (2006-2011). This report is comprised of information for participants who consented to participate in the evaluation component of the Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Project.

  • Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Year 2 Report

    This report provides data for Year 2, October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008. This report is comprised of information for participants who consented to participate in the evaluation of the Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Project.

  • Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Year 3 Report

    This report provides data for Year 3, October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2009. This report is comprised of information for participants who consented to participate in the evaluation component of the Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Project.

  • Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Year 4 Report

    This report provides data for Year 3, October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2010. This report is comprised of information for participants who consented to participate in the evaluation component of the Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Project.

  • Safe Engagement Model

    Fathers have a significant and long‐lasting impact on the lives of their children. They are a powerful force in their children’s lives whether they are directly involved or absent from their children’s daily lives. Fathers’ influence on their children’s lives ranges from their children’s social, academic, and cultural development to their children’s physical, emotional and spiritual growth. While always significant, the impact an individual father has on his children’s lives and development can be positive or negative based on the choices he makes about how to interact with his child and coparent( s).