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.

Update on FRPN Request for Proposals
The FRPN will release their second request for proposals to support rigorous evaluation of fatherhood programs on January 2, 2016. The purpose of these grants is to increase the number and quality of evaluations of fatherhood programs and learn more about how to better serve low-income fathers, racial/ethnic minorities and other under-studied populations. Four projects were awarded grants through the first round of FRPN funding. Learn more about these projects here.

Letters of interest for the second round of FRPN funding are due by February 5. Selected applicants will be notified of their official invitation to submit a proposal. Full proposals are due by April 8 and award notifications will be distributed in June 2016. FRPN anticipates distributing two-four awards of approximately $50,000 each and four-five awards of approximately $100,000 each.

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 last Region V Fatherhood Collaboration call of 2016 was Tuesday November 17th, Outreach for Fatherhood Involvement: from Essay Contest to TED Talk, with David Hirsch, founder of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative and the 21st Century Dads Foundation and Carey Casey, National Center for Fathering.  David Hirsch recently did a TED Talk called, Why We Need to Break the Cycle of Father Absence

OPNFF is proud and honored to host information related to the midwest region Fatherhood Collaboration calls hosted by the Region V Administration for Children and Families.  Click here to view call information and email mvicars@acf.hhs.gov to sign up!  

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.

Membership in OPNFF is free and open to anyone!  Join a network of over 1200 fatherhood practitioners and advocates today.  Go to Join Us, fill out our online form and click submit.  It is as simple as that! 

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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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