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ERIC Number: EJ782152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Increasing Fathers' Involvement in Child Care with a Couple-Focused Intervention during the Transition to Parenthood
Hawkins, Alan J.; Lovejoy, Kimberly R.; Holmes, Erin K.; Blanchard, Victoria L.; Fawcett, Elizabeth
Family Relations, v57 n1 p49-59 Jan 2008
In this article, we report the results of an evaluation study of a program for couples during the transition to parenthood on father involvement in child care. One-hundred-twenty couples were assigned to 1 of the 3 groups: a treatment group that received the Welcome Baby new-parent, home-visiting program focused on infant development and health, supplemented with the self-guided Marriage Moments program focused on strengthening couple relationships; a comparison group that received just the Welcome Baby program; or a control group. The study revealed that the treatment group fathers were more involved in child care than control group fathers, and this finding was replicated in a second evaluation study. Family life educators must be open to the possibility that they may miss a primary intervention target, yet hit a secondary one.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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