|Health Factors:||Family & Social Support|
|Decision Makers:||Local Government State Government Federal Government Public Health Professionals & Advocates|
|Population Reach:||<1% of WI's population|
|Impact on Disparities:|
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InsideOut Dad is a program designed to connect incarcerated fathers to their families and prepare them for release. Facilitators guide a small group of inmates through 12 core education and activity sessions designed to strengthen fathering knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors (CEBC).
There is insufficient evidence to determine whether InsideOut Dad decreases recidivism or strengthens families (CEBC). Available evidence suggests that program participants may improve knowledge of and attitudes toward parenting, self-confidence, and father/child contact (Block 2014). Additional evidence is needed to confirm effects.
InsideOut Dad is supported by the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI). As of 2013, more than 20 states have selected InsideOut Dad as the preferred parenting program for male correctional facilities (Block 2014).
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