Supporting Father Involvement (SFI)

The Supporting Father Involvement (SFI) project was initially piloted in four California counties: San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Tulare, and Yuba.

SFI is an educational and clinical intervention for fathers and mothers. Fathers and mothers can participate in a 16-week therapeutic session either singly or together as couples.

SFI has been evaluated through randomized control trial research. Findings show that the project has a positive effect on father and mothers and their interaction with their children. After the project, the men who were involved increased their daily child-rearing activities; when couples participated, they maintained satisfaction with each other over time.

For more information, visit the Supporting Father Involvement (SFI) website.