Families strive to find the best ways to raise their children to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. Parents are often concerned about whether their children will start or are already using drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and others, including the abuse of prescription drugs. Research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has shown the important role that parents play in preventing their children from starting to use drugs.The following five questions, developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, highlight parenting skills that are…
The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network Coparenting Relationship Scale is designed to assess fathers' coparenting relationships with the mother of their non-residential children. The measure was validated with a sample of fathers very similar to those served in U.S. responsible fatherhood programs. A scoring guide can be found here. (Author abstract)
The FRPN Father Engagement Scale is designed to assess fathers' engagement with their children at different ages. The measure was validated with a sample of fathers very similar to those served in U.S. responsible fatherhood programs. A scoring guide for each of the four versions can be found here. (Author abstract)
Intended for Wyoming caregivers, this guide provides an overview of the array of possible appropriate and available community services that can be utilized by and for children and their families. The continuum identifies risk factors and behaviors common to each of the six levels and then matches appropriate resources that may be helpful to caregivers. The levels include: prevention, early intervention, immediate and intermediate interventions, residential interventions, transition services, and aftercare services. Charts identify behaviors and effective models and services by population for…
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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)
Depression and suicidal thoughts are two of the most frightening things a person can face in their lifetime. Unfortunately, acting on those suicidal thoughts is a far too common scenario for many across the world, including students. In fact, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 24.This guide is dedicated to helping those who are suffering or have suffered from depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. It is also designed for concerned friends and family members who might be worried that someone they love will commit suicide. Finally, it…
This series for parents includes information on child development from prenatal to the early childhood years. There is one newsletter for each trimester and then one newsletter for each month, 1-60. The series includes tips and information on a range of topics from healthy pregnancy, good health choices, the couple relationship, and parent self-care to parenting, parent-child interaction, play, and healthy eating and sleeping habits.