Enhancing Father Engagement in Parenting Programs:

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M. Lechowich

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This article identifies policy and practice issues in engaging fathers in parenting interventions.

This open access article has been published in the Australian Psychologist.

This article presents six broad policy and practice recommendations to enhance father engagement in parenting programs. The recommendations are based on previous reviews of the literature.

The recommendations are:

  • engaging fathers as part of the parenting team
  • avoiding a deficit model of fathering
  • increasing awareness of parenting interventions for fathers
  • ensuring father‐inclusive content and delivery of parenting interventions
  • increasing father engagement practices at the organisational/service level
  • increasing professional training regarding father engagement