Jay Fagan, PhD., a professor in the School of Social Work, was recently awarded a 5-year, $4.8 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Children and Families, to oversee the development of the Temple University Responsible Fatherhood Research Network. He will serve as principal investigator and co-director of the project.
The primary goals of the Network are to:
- Promote rigorous evaluation of responsible fatherhood programs nationwide;
- Provide training to researchers and practitioners to conduct better quality evaluations; and
- Disseminate information that leads to effective fatherhood practice and research.
The Network will increase knowledge about:
- Effective parenting
- Economic stability
- Parent-child contact
- Healthy relationships
The Network is national in scope and will be developed over five years. The Network will:
- Engage leading researchers and practitioners to identify research gaps in responsible fatherhood.
- Solicit proposals from researcher-practitioner teams to conduct rigorous evaluation that addresses gaps identified in the responsible fatherhood research field.