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Where are the Dads?: Examining the Absence of Fathers in Early Head Start Home Visiting at Project Eagle - This research explores the gender gap in services provided by Project Eagle, an early childhood intervention program located in Kansas City, Kansas. Project Eagle offers parent education for early childhood development through Early Head Start Home Visiting. Using a feminist program evaluation, the author analyzes what factors within the agency are dissuading fathers from seeking services. A review of the literature, including an overview of father engagement in child welfare internationally, is used as background to understand the climate of father engagement in the United States. The theory of the feminization of poverty, scripting theory and various theories related to the depiction of fathers are uniquely applied to the program evaluation as a lens through which father engagement can be analyzed.


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