Fatherhood Research and Practice Network

FRPN to Host Fourth Webinar — A Conversation with Researchers About New FRPN Outcome Measures for Nonresident Fathers
On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST, the FRPN will host their fourth learning community webinar for fatherhood practitioners and researchers. The webinar will feature a roundtable discussion with researchers about the FRPN's new outcome measures for nonresident fathers. Registration details for this webinar will be announced on the FRPNwebsite in the coming weeks.

FRPN Releases Request for Proposals
The Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) has issued our second request for proposals (RFP). This grant funding opportunity is designed for:

  • Evaluations of fatherhood services designed to promote economic stability, effective parenting or coparenting with fathers and/or improve effective practice.
  • Studies of innovative approaches to recruit, engage and retain fathers for services or fathers and mothers for coparenting services.
  • Studies that focus on low-income, never-married and nonresident fathers.
  • Studies that use rigorous evaluation designs (randomized controlled trials or strong quasi-experimental), replication studies or exploratory studies that systematically examine innovative approaches.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Teams of researchers and established fatherhood programs that have a strong track record in recruitment, retention and low attrition of fathers.
  • Programs with and without funding from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance.
  • Programs based in many places (community-based organizations, courts, agencies, schools), but not prisons or other institutional settings.
  • Teams willing to limit their administrative overhead or indirect costs to 15%.

Next steps:

  • Download the FRPN RFP here.
  • Submit a three-page letter of interest by February 5, 2016.
  • If selected, submit a full proposal (20 pages) by April 8, 2016.
  • Funded projects begin July 1, 2016 and last up to 24 months. The FRPN will distribute approximately 2-4 awards of $50,000 and 4-5 awards of $100,000.
Fatherhood Program Achievement Awards!
Ohio Fatherhood Center Achievement Awards

The Ohio Fatherhood Center, a collaboration of Ohio University, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and OPNFF is continuing to offer Fatherhood Program Achievement Awards for qualifying father-serving programs in Ohio. 


Awardees will receive a certificate for display in their agency office and be listed on the websites of all three sponsoring agencies. Click here to read about the first seven Achievement Award winners


Apply onlineAn application fee of $100 will support the Ohio Fatherhood Center.


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What's New in Fatherhood!

The first Region V Fatherhood Collaboration call of 2016 will be Tuesday May 3rd  The title for the call is "Just Beginning" and 'Baby Elmo": Working for Children with Incarcerated Parents - click here for details


May 5 – 6, 2015 in Mesa, AZ   Location: Hilton Phoenix East- Mesa

To Request More Information: conference@aznaffa.org  OR call 480.833.5007

Register online atwww.NativeAmericanFathers.org

SAVE the DATE!  Ohio Fatherhood Summit - May 25 & 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio

You can now Search for Programs on our website. If your program is not on our database, please take our survey today to make sure your fatherhood program is listed in our database and help us learn more about the scope of fatherhood work in our state.

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Here is what our members say about OPNFF:

"OPNFF is my lifeline for keeping up with everything important relating to fatherhood in Ohio."
-David Justus, Director of the Northcoast Fatherhood Initiative

"As with any rural community-based organization, communication is always an issue.  OPNFF helps in relieving us of some of that burden through updates, resources and information."
-Tony Foreman, Executive Director of Families Forward

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