TRUE Dads and all of our partners are working to empower and strengthen fathers in Oklahoma City. We know that in order for dads to be successful it takes us all of us coming together and creating a safe and supportive network of resources.
We want to thank our partners for moving the fatherhood needle in the right direction in Oklahoma City.
We are always seeking to improve TRUE Dads so that fathers here and around the country can have the best possible resources for them to succeed. Now we are testing our success to see if TRUE Dads will work even better for dads and their families in Oklahoma City. TRUE Dads is in a research study that will last until October 2018.
Everyone interested in participating in TRUE Dads will be asked to participate in our research. Fathers and their co-parents will be randomly assigned to either the program track or the study track. We will ask dads and their co-parents in the program track to participate in a series of classes and other TRUE Dads services over 12 weeks, as well as respond to a few surveys. Parents in the study track are simply asked to respond to a few surveys.
In both cases, participation is key for helping us better understand how to help new parents and their children. The reason for using random assignment in a study is to clearly see the differences a program can have on the lives of the people involved. By comparing the two groups, researchers are able to compare how participants’ attitudes, behaviors and life experiences change as a result of participating in a program.
Even when parents are assigned to the study track they are still helping strengthen fatherhood here in Oklahoma City as well as around the country.
We thank you again for partnering with TRUE Dads. We don’t take that lightly. Let’s continue to move the needle in the positive direction together.
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