Supporting Father Involvement (SFI)
About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Supporting Father Involvement (SFI) has been rated by the CEBC in the areas of: Motivation and Engagement and Father Involvement Interventions.
Target Population: Primarily low-income families.
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 11
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.
The program is aimed at strengthening fathers’ involvement in the family, promoting healthy child development, and preventing key factors implicated in child abuse.
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2013
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2008
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2008