This practice guide is a resource for a broad range of human services programs aiming to be more inclusive of and responsive to fathers. Building on literature from the field and interviews with human services providers that engage fathers in services, this guide outlines strategies for advancing equity in human services programs:
- Acknowledge and confront systemic racism and other structural barriers to equity;
- Develop a father-strong approach that acknowledges and respects how fathers' experiences might influence the type of father they want to be for their children;
- Collect and use data to improve policies and practices; and
- Employ culturally responsive and equitable evaluation practices.