The second annual Texas Fatherhood Summit: Strengthening Services to Support Fathers hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention Division was held on March 24, 2017. The event was held as part of CFRP’s partnership with the state to develop a comprehensive approach to supporting fathers and strengthening Texas families.
The 2017 Texas Fatherhood Summit brought together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of fatherhood from all over the state and country. The theme of this year’s Summit was “Strengthening Services to Support Fathers.” Speakers discussed the challenges and opportunities in recruiting, providing services, and retaining fathers in programs. CFRP shared what the research shows on how to know if programs are really working, and providers shared lessons learned as they support Texas dads.