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Engaging Fathers

Launch date: Expected Summer 2016 End date: N/A

In order to support NOLA FOR LIFE participants as they navigate parenting and seek to develop healthy relationships, the Health Department is launching a Fatherhood pilot using the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum. This will increase parental knowledge of their child’s emerging development and age-appropriate child development, and improve parenting capacity, parenting practices and parent-child relationships. 

Why part of murder reduction strategy

Children with highly involved fathers are much more likely to experience positive outcomes across multiple domains including: cognitive development, emotional development and well-being, social development, physical health, and fewer negative child developmental outcomes. 

Risk/protective factors addressed: Many family risk factors, including low emotional attachment to parents or caregivers, low parental involvement, and poor family functioning

Performance indicators and results