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Responsible Fatherhood

ICF supports agencies, nonprofits, and social service providers in strengthening fathers and men through resources and evidence-based programs.

ICF helps United States federal and state agencies, grantees, nonprofit agencies, and service providers in reaching communities, fathers, and families with the message of how responsible fatherhood is critically linked to nearly every aspect of a thriving community.

Our experts bring skills from the fields of youth at risk, education, children and youth, poverty, and family strengthening and can see the links among these areas. Although the issue has been recently spotlighted in the media and in policy, ICF’s work in this area spans years.

ICF contributes toward finding ways to help providers implement programs that improve outcomes for children and families. We have helped service providers implement systemic changes to bring men into mentoring, civic life, and neighborhood stabilization efforts in ways that have wide-ranging impact.

We help organizations get the information that they need to develop programs that support fathers and families through a range of services including:

  • Program management
  • Peer-to-peer technical assistance
  • Local program capacity building
  • Performance management
  • Evaluation assistance
  • Quality assurance of curriculum
  • Social marketing
  • Strategic communications
  • Information and resource centers
  • Building communities of practice