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Research, Evaluation, and Data

Good research and program evaluations assess program performance, measure impacts on families and communities, and document successes.  With this information, programs and others are able to direct limited resources to where they are most needed and most effective in their communities.

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Federal Interagency Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

The Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families. The Forum has partners from 20 Federal agencies as well as partners in private research organizations.

Program Evaluation

Good program evaluations assess program performance, measure impacts on families and communities, and document program successes. With this information, programs are able to direct limited resources to where they are most needed and most effective in their communities.

Head Start Fatherhood Research

Fatherhood studies within Early Head Start represent a coordinated effort by a number of governmental and nongovernmental groups, working together in the spirit of the Fatherhood Initiative, begun in 1995. Early Head Start father studies were funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Evaluation (ASPE), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF); and the Ford Foundation.

 

Child Welfare Research

Children's Bureau research on child welfare issues includes the Child Welfare Outcomes annual reports which include data from AFCARS and NCANDS.

Child Abuse & Neglect Research

Children's Bureau research on child abuse and neglect includes the annual Child Maltreatment reports.

Survey Questions on Fathers and Fathering

DADS:  The “Developing a Daddy Survey” and the Collaborative Work of the DADS Working Group, Framework Paper in PDF / Full Report in HTML

Developing a Daddy Survey (DADS) is a collaborative project that examined and compared survey questions about fathers and fathering for several public and private surveys that asked questions of fathers about their fathering behaviors and attitude. This page describes the project and provides links to the survey sites.

Maternal and Child Health Library

Funded by the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services, the MCH Library at Georgetown University provides accurate and timely information including the weekly newsletter MCH Alert, resource guides, full text publications, databases, and links to quality MCH sites. For specific information on fathering and father’s relationship to child health search MCHLine using “fathers” as the keyword.

 

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