Supporting Father Involvement (SFI)
About This Program
SFI is a preventive intervention designed to enhance fathers’ positive involvement with their children. The curriculum is based on an empirically-validated family risk model. This model predicts that children’s development is predicted by risks and buffers in five interconnected domains:
- family members’ characteristics
- 3-generational expectations and relationship patterns
- quality of parent-child relationship
- quality of parents’ relationship
- balance of stressors versus social support for the family.
The curriculum highlights the potential contributions fathers make to the family.
Goals of Supporting Father Involvement (SFI):
The program is aimed at strengthening fathers’ involvement in the family, promoting healthy child development, and preventing key factors implicated in child abuse.
Target Population: Primarily low-income families.
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 11
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2011
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2008
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2008