In October, 2015 Sacramento was awarded a grant to provide increased access to enhanced outpatient treatment (including evening services) and trauma-based services for fathers in Sacramento’s larger FDC programs (DDC, EIFDC, and CIF).
ROOM for Dads is a six month intensive outpatient treatment program offered in the evening. The project proposes to enhance gaps in treatment services to better meet the needs of fathers/males participating in the Sacramento County FDCs. The overall goals of ROOM for Dads are to improve engagement and retention in Sacramento’s FDCs, increase reunification rates, reduce re-entry into OOHC, reduce recurrence of child maltreatment, and improve family functioning.
CFF was included in the proposed grant to SAMHSA as the evaluator of the ROOM for Dads program. The evaluation includes a process evaluation component which measures the context of the program and the effect of changes in experience, staffing and budget on the program. The evaluation also includes an outcome evaluation to determine the effectiveness and impact of ROOM for Dads on family well-being.
A unique feature of this evaluation is that it is an evaluation of a sub-set of families included in the evaluation of Sacramento’s Overall FDC Programming.