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Until recently, policy makers viewed fathers' provision of child support as the most policy-relevant form of father involvement. In contrast, other policy initiatives have not been as widely explored. This article identifies current fatherhood policies and considers the mixed implications of these policy and practice interventions for father involvement and child well-being. We conclude with suggestions for future fatherhood policies and initiatives. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet will provide guidance on 1) what a partner referral organization is, 2) why partner referral organizations are important, and 3) what you should look for in selecting partner referral organizations. (Author abstract)
This book explores six tough questions men ask. Each of the six Bible studies is crafted especially for men, and provides biblical answers, relationship-building discussion questions, fun activities, and character-building insights from the life of Super Bowl XLI Winning Head Coach Tony Dungy.In this book you will find six studies that answer these questions: --What is my game plan?--What is my strength?--What is success?--Where is my security?--What is my significance?--What is my legacy?Good stuff designed for men, by men. This book releases at the same time as Coach Dungy's much-…
Following the success of the three previous volumes in this series--The Expectant Father; The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year; and Fathering Your Toddler--this new book is similarly packed with facts, tips, and advice on all aspects of fatherhood. When is it the best time to encourage a child's independence? What's the difference between daycare vs. preschool? What are the unique ways fathers impact their youngster's life? The answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in the pages of this easy-to-follow, informative volume. With wisdom, compassion, and humor, author…
When I found out my wife, Christine, was pregnant, I had no idea what I was thinking or feeling, and no clue what I should be thinking or feeling. Christine had daily heart-to-hearts with her girlfriends and a stack of parenting books by her bed. I had lots of questions with no answers. So I started writing. It was either that, or try to ignore the whole thing -- a choice that became increasingly difficult as Christine's belly became increasingly swollen.Rookie Dad is the story of a young husband and father learning how to pay attention to his family's changing size and shape. It's a story…
Includes 5 ways to help before a crisis, 7 ways to help during a crisis, and 3 ways to help after a crisis.
Intended for parents, this handout explains 24 ways to prevent child abuse. Strategies include eight ways to make a home safe, five ways to give your child trust, six ways to give your child independence, and five ways to give your child self-esteem. Parents are urged to discipline with short time-outs, interview babysitters, never strike a child in anger, listen to their child, be consistent, teach respect, speak love, give a hug a day, and recognize that quality time is quantity time.
Intended for parents, this fact sheet explains the following seven standards of effective parenting: value your child, nurture your child, teach your child, speak the truth, discipline your child, encourage your child, and never give up. Examples of implementing these standards are provided.
This research summary reports results from a 2006 study of Missouri children who participated in Parents as Teachers and other early childhood experiences. Researchers investigated the impact of pre-kindergarten services on 7,710 Missouri children's readiness for school and performance on state assessments at the end of the early elementary years. (Author abstract)
This Best Practices Tool-Kit aims to systematically identify empirical evidence regarding prison programs and practices for incarcerated parents and their children. It highlights several practices and program strategies that are proven, promising or exemplary best practices and provides references for more extensive reading, if desired. The objective of the tool kit is to offer a sound evidence base that will better inform policymakers, practitioners and researchers on prison programs and practices geared toward building the parental skills of incarcerated parents. (Author abstract)