Supporting Father Involvement & Co-parenting to Enhance Family Resilience

Marsha Kline Pruett, PhD and Kyle Pruett, MD

Stress, Resilience, Research Programs

June 2011

Drs. Marsha Kline Pruett, from Smith College, and Kyle Pruett, Yale School of Medicine, review the latest research about family processes, stress and dysfunction, which provides a context for enhancing positive father involvement and co-parenting in at-risk families. Despite this information, evidence-based interventions with families are still scarce. The Supporting Father Involvement (SFI) project is an empirically proven program that combines fathers or couples groups, case management, and multiple-level assessment to strengthen fathers’ role in families and family outcomes.