Strong Fathers Strong Families Evaluation Report
The Annie E. Casey Foundation contracted with Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing (TXICFW) at The University of Texas at Austin to conduct a process evaluation of the Strong Fathers Strong Families Campus Program (Strong Fathers) to understand the program experiences of participants and create a report of findings with a proposed evaluation plan for a future program evaluation.
For this project, TXICFW conducted a literature review on fatherhood involvement; developed a logic model based on the literature review, Strong Fathers program activities, and intended goals; and collected qualitative data through interviews of fathers and school staff at three Independent School Districts that participate in the Strong Fathers in Texas. Findings from the process evaluation were used to refine the logic model and develop an evaluation plan. This report provides an overview of the program, summarizes the literature on fatherhood involvement, and describes the research activities, key findings, and a proposed plan for future program evaluation.