We have developed a Program Logic Model for the Improvement of Outcomes for Children in the Child Welfare System as a Result of Father Involvement. This conceptual model is based upon our comprehensive review of the available research, and displays the ideal model service program, with the goal of developing knowledge about how non-resident fathers and paternal kin impact child safety, permanency, and well being. To view the logic model, click here.
In the link below, you'll find a page of links to reports, fact sheets, articles, and other materials addressing father involvement issues. Please check back periodically, as new material will be added to this page from time-to-time.
Click here for: Materials on Father Involvement
December 2006 federal Issue Brief, "Child Welfare Casework With Nonresident Fathers of Children in Foster Care", please click here
April 2006 federal Report, "What About the Dads", please click here
2008 federal Report, "More About the Dads", please click here
Below you will find a QIC NRF selected resource list that includes available literature on fathers in child welfare. Written materials cover issues relating to law and policy, programs and practice, evaluation and research.
The National Conference of State Legislatures has prepared summaries of current and proposed state laws on several topics relevant to non-resident fathers.