More Collaboration Profiles


Since the founding of JB, the collaboration has had a number of notable accomplishments noted below:

  • $10,000 grant from KIND Healthy Snacks’ “Do the KIND Thing: Projects”: 2540stanford
  • JB promotes cross-site communication and opportunities for peer learning and was asked to present a webinar to the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network:
  • Selected to be part of the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) Study by MDRC and the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Training of new researchers and practitioners entering the field from participation at Georgetown. After working on the program as undergraduates, many students went into graduate school, including three students who have completed or are completing clinical PhDs and two who are completing master’s degrees.
  • Listed in the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, as of June 2018:
  • Evaluations and reviews of JB father visitation programs:
    • Barr, R., Brito, N., Zocca, J., Reina, S., Rodriguez, J., & Shauffer, C. (2011). The baby Elmo program: Improving teen father-child interactions within juvenile justice facilities. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(9), 1555–1562.
    • Barr, R., Morin, M., Brito, N., Richeda, B., Rodriguez, J., & Shauffer, C. (2013). Delivering services to incarcerated teen fathers: A pilot intervention to increase the quality of father-infant interactions during visitation. Psychological Services, 11, 10–21.
    • Brito N., Barr R., Rodriguez J., & Shauffer C. (2012). Developing an effective intervention for incarcerated teen fathers: The Baby Elmo Program. Zero to Three, 32, 26–32.
    • King, S., Barr, R., & Woolard, J. (2015). Cost-effective juvenile justice reform: Lessons from the Just Beginning “Baby Elmo” teen parenting program. North Carolina Law Review, 93(5), 1381–1418.
    • Richeda, B., Barr, R., Cowan, P., Cowan, C., Rodriguez, J., Shauffer, C. . . . Simmons, S. (2015). Baby Elmo leads dads back to the nursery: How a relationship-based intervention for fathers enhances father and child outcomes. Zero to Three, 35(5), 25–35.