Fathers’ Services Assessment Project
The Minnesota Fathers & Families Network enhances healthy father-child relationships by promoting initiatives that inform public policy and further develop the field of fatherhood practitioners statewide. The Fathers’ Services Assessment Project will ascertain how Minnesota’s father-serving programs are utilizing program assessments, outcome data, evaluations, and evidence-based practices to support and improve their ongoing work with fathers. There is a growing need to ensure that service delivery models are utilizing best practices to produce robust outcomes for the individuals served. Kristen Cici, an Evaluation Studies PHD student, surveyed fathers’ services programs about evaluation practices and assessment and analyzed the data. The results are being used to inform the development of two resource publications, a workshop presentation, press releases, news articles, and policy papers discussing the findings.