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Just Beginning

Ages: 6-months to 36-months

The Just Beginning Project is a relationship based intervention consisting of instructional sessions and parent-child visits focusing on communication and socio-emotional enhancing techniques. Incarcerated teen parents are rarely given the opportunity to participate in hands-on parent training programs, despite the potential for reduced recidivism for the parent and socio-emotional benefits for their child. The findings of this study could have important implications for how to create and implement successful interventions for this unique population.

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To hear some stories about the impact that Just Beginning has had in several fathers’ lives, click here.

Click here to learn more about the approach that the Building Bridges and Bonds study takes in order to support low-income fathers and improve the quality of parent-child interactions.