Supporting Healthy Co-Parenting

Good+Foundation, Ascend Aspen Institute
March 2023

This fact sheet is part of the Centering Child Well-Being in Child Support Policy series from the Ascend at the Aspen Institute and Good+Foundation. Research shows children have better outcomes when they are raised by both of their parents. This fact sheet encourages the use of family-centered strategies when working with families, which will increase the likelihood that non-custodial parents will be employed and pay support. Examples of strategies include more information about paternity acknowledgements during pre-natal care, more access to resources for parenting-time agreements, and fatherhood programs.