Promising Teen Fatherhood Programs: Initial Evidence Lessons from Evidence-Based Research

February 7, 2009

For many years, teen fathers were either overlooked or blamed for their role in teen pregnancy. However, interest in designing programs to reduce teen pregnancy and to enhance outcomes for babies and children, as well as meet the needs of this vulnerable population, has increased in recent years. A National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse brief authored by Child Trends, Promising Teen Fatherhood Programs: Initial Evidence Lessons from Evidence-Based Research, identifies ten common features of "model" and "promising" programs for teen fathers. Eighteen fatherhood programs were assessed and, of these, one was identified as a "model" program and three as "promising" programs.


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