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A Conversation—Men: What You Can Say and Do to Make a Difference promotes talking points for practitioners working with violent men and/or their families. This guide outlines promoting change, what women can say when in danger, what to say to a child witness, and why men batter.
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This Guide is intended for community-based organizations and barbershops that may be interested in initiating and hosting on-going community conversations around responsible fatherhood and connecting dads with local resources to help build stronger families. In it, you will find: background information on Fatherhood Buzz and the benefits of partnering with local barbershops; the roles and responsibilities of Fatherhood Buzz partners, barbershops, and the NRFC; step-by-step guidance on forming partnerships with local barbershops, and; step-by-step guidance on launching a successful Fatherhood…
Taking care of our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that one in five adult Americans (ages 18 and older) will experience a mental health problem this year.
This NRFC webinar focused on ways in which fatherhood programs can talk with fathers about mental health issues. Specifically, it provided tips on helping fathers identify and address mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues, talk about ways…
This NRFC webinar was a follow-up to a March 2013 webinar that began a conversation about ways in which fatherhood practitioners can partner with local child support offices to help non-custodial fathers and their families. This April 2015 webinar continued the conversation with two fatherhood programs that have successfully established effective partnerships with their local child support office.
Children who read well by third grade are more likely than their peers to experience academic success and economic stability as adults. They are also more likely to have parents who read to them. This webinar looked at ways in which fatherhood programs can help fathers improve their own literacy, encourage them to read to their children, and enhance outcomes for two generations (parents and their children).
The Office of Family Assistance, through the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), provided this technical assistance webinar for all responsible fatherhood…
This guide explores a range of opportunities and challenges faced by kinship caregivers in Oregon. It starts with common issues faced by family members caring for relative children and moves on to provide resources for those families. The guide begins with information on the number of children living in households headed by grandparents or other relatives and the challenges kinship caregivers face. A checklist is then provided of important things caregivers should do right away when they begin to care for children. Following sections review information on meeting the emotional and behavioral…
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Sesame Street for Military Families is a free, bilingual (English and Spanish) website where families can find information and multimedia resources on the topics of military deployments, multiple deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief, and self-expression. (Author abstract)
This booklet features articles written by parents with experience navigating the child welfare system. Topics addressed include peer support, visiting, legal representation, relationships with foster parents, parenting classes, fathers’ rights, addiction and recovery, domestic violence, and reunification. (Author abstract modified)
“Daddy, There’s a Noise Outside,” takes the complex issue of protesting and breaks the conversation down so that a 1st grader can understand. The story begins when two children are awakened by noises in the middle of the night coming from outside the window of their inner-city neighborhood. Both their Dad and Mom spend the next morning explaining to them what was taking place in their community. (Author abstract)
Every family can strengthen developmental relationships. This booklet offers everyday ideas and activities parenting adults can use to build developmental relationships in their families. (Author abstract)