ERIC Number: ED352427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Young Unwed Fathers Pilot Project: Initial Implementation Report.
Watson, Bernardine H.
This interim report documents early experiences with recruitment, retention, service delivery, and establishment of links with employment/training and child support enforcement agencies for participants in the first year of a young unwed fathers program; and presents a profile of the 228 young fathers who had enrolled in the program by the end of February of 1992. The program is described as implemented at six sites where job training services, educational services, fatherhood development training, counseling, and 18-month on-going support are offered. Of the report's five sections, the first is an introduction offering background information, the second looks at problems of recruitment and retention, the third describes characteristics of those enrolled in the program, the fourth describes project organization and services, and the fifth summarizes initial findings. Among the findings are the following: (1) attracting and enrolling young fathers are difficult and resource-intensive undertakings; (2) most unwed young fathers are too poor to support their children on a regular basis; and (3) access to Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) resources appears critical to service delivery for young unwed fathers, however, current regulations and practice in both JTPA programs and Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Programs, and the limited coordination between the two systems, present barriers to service delivery for this population. Included are 15 data tables. Appendixes contain site profiles, site summaries, a description of the study methodology, and a fatherhood development curriculum outline. (JB)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment Opportunities, Fathers, Individual Characteristics, Job Placement, Job Training, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parenthood Education, Pilot Projects, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Young Adults
Public/Private Ventures, 399 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2178.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Levi Strauss Foundation, Inc., San Francisco, CA.; Kaiser Foundation, Oakland, CA.; AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.