Many fatherhood program participants balance complicated situations and relationships. They may live with some, but not all, of their biological children; they may be an adoptive parent or step-parent; and they may have children who live in several different households. In all of these situations, children are likely to fare better if their biological parents and other caregivers are able to work effectively as a co-parenting team (McHale, J. & Lindahl, K., 2011.)
This webinar will provide an overview of strategies that can help fathers overcome obstacles and work with their co…
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Divorce can be a big challenge for both children and parents. Though times may be difficult, children can emerge feeling loved and supported. You can all grow through these family changes and discover just how strong you really are. You are not alone. Family, friends, neighbors, and others are there to offer support. Here are some tools to help your child through your divorce.(Author abstract)
To be a good teacher and role model for their children, fathers need a combination of parenting, relationship, and co-parenting skills. This webinar looked at ways in which responsible fatherhood programs are working to improve child well-being by helping fathers enhance their skills in those areas. Presenters discussed how the different skill sets intersect, described the work that their programs are doing with fathers, and offered tips for other fatherhood practitioners.
Elizabeth Karberg, Child Trends, Bethesda, MD
Carter Patterson, UIH Family Partners, Trenton…
These resources from Break the Cycle are designed to help educators and parents guide conversations with children and youth in grades K-12 about healthy relationships. There are also complementary resources for students around these topics.
Capacity for this tool refers to the information, skills, resources, abilities, and supports needed to develop, evaluate, and sustain a public health approach to prevent teen dating violence. Dating Matters Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool (DM-CAPT) is a free online tool that allows comprehensive teen dating prevention initiatives to assess their capacity to implement comprehensive teen dating violence prevention programs by surveying stakeholders. The insights learned from using this tool will assist teen dating violence prevention initiatives in identifying strengths and areas for…
These tables look at the demographic characteristics of the adult population 15 years and older. They describe the current marital status of people in the United States for selected age and earnings groups, as well as living arrangements and characteristics of parents with coresident children under 18. (Author abstract)
The "hollowing out" of the middle class has more than just economic implications. The declining prospects of securing stable, well-paying employment arguably have diminished men's economic attractiveness as potential husbands and contributed to the delay in marriage among young adults. This profile explores trends in male employment and income by marital status using data from the 1995, 2005, and 2015 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, focusing on civilian men ages 25-44. All wages are adjusted to 2015 dollars. Overall, the proportion of men working full-time has…
The median age at first marriage in the United States has increased steadily since the mid-20th century. In the mid-1950s, the median age was at a record low of just over 20 for women and 22 for men, but by 2014 (the most recent year available), the median age is over 27 for women and nearing 30 for men. This is, in part, due to a declining share of women ever married. In 2014, 40% of women aged 18-49 were never married, compared to 29% in 1989 (FP-15-17) and 20% of all women over 15 in 1950 (U.S. Census Bureau). Because the median age at first marriage has increased for both men and women,…
The following questions will assist the Resource Center’s efforts to evaluate strategies for promoting the integration of healthy relationship education into service delivery systems. By knowing more about particular agencies and individuals representing those agencies who attend the Integration Institute, we can better assess which characteristics are most effective in supporting the implementation of integration strategies related to healthy relationship education. (Author Abstract)
Raising a child is one of the greatest jobs you will ever have — and one of the hardest. We are challenged every day with a wide range of issues that are often hard for children to understand, and for adults to explain. This guide will offer some tools and tips to help get the process started. It will help you talk easily and openly with your children about love, sex and relationships. This guide does not have an answer to every question so we hope you look to other sources such as www.notrightnowsc.org - to build your comfort level for talking with…