The author dissects myths and facts to assist students, parents, and teachers in thinking critically about Thanksgiving.
Successful Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers is a guidance handbook designed for community groups and faith-based organizations seeking to maximize the skills of their volunteers, expand their services to the community, and enhance their effectiveness. Although the handbook focuses on prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance abuse and mental illness, the principles described in the handbook can be applied to any field and should help organizations understand how to implement and manage a successful volunteer program.
The five chapters…
This handbook provides faith- and community-based organizations with specific, practical guidance about the fundamental aspects of engaging corporate givers and foundation grantmakers. This document aims to help organizations that provide services for substance abuse and mental illness. However, you can apply the basic principles described here to any human service endeavor. The guidance in this handbook can help you learn to expand and sustain services, enhance effectiveness, and diversify funding streams. The chapters also provide tips on marketing your organization and writing grant…
This resource from the RIDGE Project serves as an example of a job description for a fatherhood regional coordinator position. This resource can be used a guide for your organization to create a description for positions at your organization.
The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to outline the partnership relationship of the State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) with The RIDGE Project in creating safer communities and healthier families. This MOU is entered into as a written agreement of an existing relationship of service provision by The RIDGE Project within correctional institutions governed by the ODRC.
This MOU can be used as a guide if your organization is looking to create or be apart of an MOU.
Fathers are models to their children. Through your example, you provide a model of what fatherhood and manhood are all about and teach many lessons about life, relationships, and responsibility. It’s about how you treat other people, spend your time and money, and handle the joys and stresses of life. Even when children seem to be ignoring you, they are aware of how you conduct yourself. This resource provides tips for you to put being a good role model into practice.
This ASPE Issue Brief presents findings related to casework practice from a study that sought to determine the extent to which child welfare agencies seek out nonresident fathers of children in foster care and involve them in their children’s case management and permanency planning. The study was conducted by the Urban Institute and NORC under contract to ASPE and was funded in large part by the Administration for Children and Families.
Every parent dreams of having a happy, healthy child. What happens when these dreams are shattered by a physical or cognitive disability? A Different Kind of Perfect offers comfort, consolation, and wisdom from parents who have been there—and are finding their way through. The writings collected here are grouped into chapters reflecting the progressive stages of many parents' emotional journeys, starting with grief, denial, and anger and moving towards acceptance, empowerment, laughter, and even joy. Each chapter opens with an introduction by Neil Nicoll, a child and family psychologist who…
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Department of Defense (DoD) surveys were examined to develop a demographic profile of military families affected by divorce and remarriage. It appears that a substantial portion of military personnelhave experienced divorce, are in remarriages, and have nonresidential children, particularly given the young average age of military personnel. Compared to the U.S. population, service members marry, divorce, and remarry earlier. Divorced and remarried service members are slightly over-represented among the enlisted ranks, joint service couples, and lower education categories. Notably, the…
This book and the accompanying documentary illustrates, despite mounds of derogatory statistics regarding Black men in their role as fathers, there is a strong legacy of Black men (from slavery to the present) who were/are very proactive fathers.Filmmaker/author Dana Ross utilizes her own family history, research and interviews with hundreds of Black fathers, educators and historians such as Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu and Dr. Ira Berlin, to explore Black men in their roles as fathers from their time of enslavement to the present.In order to reconnect with this legacy, the author unmasks the many…