This fact sheet gives tips for creating a healthy family environment for children during the school year including structured homework time, preparing for the next school day, and encouragement for school success.
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This fact sheet provides tips for parents on having successful, productive parent-teacher conferences.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet provides 10 tips and a daily at-home checklist for parents to help make their child's school year a success. Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet provides five tips for parents on how to help their child become a better reader and includes activity ideas to improve reading for the whole family. Note: PDF version available.
This research brief describes implementation findings from the evaluation of Responsible Fatherhood, Marriage and Family Strengthening Grants for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and Their Partners (MFS-IP). It documents approaches to teaching relationship skills among incarcerated and reentering fathers and their families. The multi-year implementation and impact evaluation of the MFS-IP grants is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Author abstract)
This issue brief notes recent research that provides strong evidence for the inclusion of fathers in the home visiting process and indicates including fathers in home visiting programs is not only good for young children, it is an opportunity to positively impact the health and well-being of new fathers. The economic, social and emotional development, cognitive development, and academic achievement benefits for children when they have involved fathers are reviewed, as well as the role of fathers in modeling positive adult relationships. Strategies home visiting programs can use to promote the…
This tip sheet addresses how safety net service providers can effectively utilize marriage and relationship education to assist the children, couples, and families served. It also provides examples of helpful strategies and addresses the importance of using research-based principles. (Author abstract)
Healthy marriage and relationship education encompasses a broad array of educational services designed to help adults and children experience healthy relationships. Most healthy marriage and relationship education programs focus on enhancing relationship skills such as communication, conflict resolution, and financial management. This fact sheet provides information about how safety-net service providers can provide healthy marriage and relationship education services in an effort to promote safety, stability, and self-sufficiency for families. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet provides information for safety-net service providers on culturally appropriate ways to integrate healthy marriage and relationship education concepts and skills into services so that clients are more likely to be receptive to the messages provided. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet provides information on how and why marriage and relationship education can be integrated into TANF programs to address the needs of economically disadvantaged families. (Author abstract)