Supporting Father Involvement:
An Evidence Based Program
When fathers become more involved in parenting
and coparenting, the outcome is healthier parents,
children, and families.
The Supporting Father
Involvement (SFI) Program
The Supporting Father Involvement Program represents the first randomized, controlled clinical trial focused on father involvement in low-and middle-income families, and in community agencies serving families.
In seven studies so far, the program has produced significant reductions in fathers’ and mothers’ symptoms of depression, couple conflict and violence, harsh parenting, and children’s behavior problems.
The program was designed by the team of Dr. Philip A. Cowan, Dr. Carolyn Pape Cowan, Dr. Marsha Kline Pruett, and Kyle D. Pruett, MD.
How It Works
What Our Clients Say
A Unique Parenting Program
Supporting Father Involvement/Parents as Partners is an evidence-based program. This group program is designed to focus on co-parenting partners (parents, grandparents, same sex couples, etc.) but it can be adapted to a fathers-only format. It has been proven effective in seven systematic trials, four with comparisons between intervention and control groups, for families with a range of incomes, families in the child welfare system, and across racial and ethnic groups.