Project Fatherhood

Scientific Rating:
NR
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Low
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Project Fatherhood has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Father Involvement Interventions, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Fathers, significant others, and at-risk children

For children/adolescents ages: 6 – 17

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 6 – 17

Brief Description

Project Fatherhood has fathers meet in a group setting. There the fathers discuss day-to-day issues involved with parenting their children. The members of the group can only relate to each other in a positive supportive manner. A children’s group and a significant others’ group also meet and do activities at the same time as the fathers’ group.

Program Goals:

The goal of Project Fatherhood is:

  • Help fathers parent their children in a manner that helps them develop a trusting supportive relationship

Essential Components

The essentials components of Project Fatherhood include:

  • 40 hours of training in the fatherhood model
  • Recommended group size of 8-12 participants
  • Group leaders assessing the fathers, the children, and significant others
  • Activities and discussion focusing on the relationship between the father and children
  • Non-labeling, non-interpretational, and non-confrontational communication among group members
  • Disclosure by all members of the group
  • Cover certain specific content areas
  • Commitment to process by group leaders and group members

Child/Adolescent Services

Project Fatherhood directly provides services to children/adolescents and addresses the following:

  • Self-Esteem, PTSD, and separation and loss

Parent/Caregiver Services

Project Fatherhood directly provides services to parents/caregivers and addresses the following:

  • The relationship between the fathers and their at-risk children
Services Involve Family/Support Structures:

This program involves the family or other support systems in the individual's treatment: Significant others group

Delivery Settings

This program is typically conducted in a(n):

  • Community Agency
  • Religious Organization
  • School

Homework

This program does not include a homework component.

Languages

Project Fatherhood has materials available in a language other than English:

Spanish

For information on which materials are available in this language, please check on the program's website or contact the program representative (contact information is listed at the bottom of this page).

Resources Needed to Run Program

The typical resources for implementing the program are:

Rooms for groups, DVD player, TV, one graduate level mental health professional and 2 other experienced counselor therapists.

Minimum Provider Qualifications

Master’s level counselor/therapist with 3 years group counseling experience for leading the fathers group.

Education and Training Resources

There is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is training available for this program.

Training Contact:
Training is obtained:

On-site and at Children's Institute

Number of days/hours:

5 Days, 40 Hours

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Child Welfare Outcomes: Not Specified

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Project Fatherhood.

References

No reference materials are currently available for Project Fatherhood.

Contact Information

Name: Alan-Michael Graves, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: Children’s Institute, Inc.
Website: www.projectfatherhood.org
Email:
Phone: (213) 260-7600
Fax: (213) 251-3673

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: April 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2011

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2011