LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – An associate professor at the University of Louisville is leading a project to help noncustodial fathers develop meaningful family relationships and become more engaged parents.
The university announced Wednesday that the project is receiving a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.
Associate Professor Armon Perry heads a team from the university’s Kent School of Social Work that is leading the five-year project, called 4 Your Child.
UofL says the group will work with the state Office of Child Support Enforcement to recruit participants from six Kentucky counties – Daviess, Elliott, Hardin, Jefferson, McCracken and Owen – beginning this summer.
The program is expected to help 1,560 fathers and benefit practitioners, researchers and policymakers who are interested in responsible fatherhood.