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Public health nurses at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) developed this toolkit for caregivers of children. Caregivers are defined broadly to include parents, grandparents, child care providers, teachers, and others who care for children daily. Recent advances in the understanding of how early childhood experiences shape the way the brain works over the lifetime reveal just how critically important the job of caring for children is. It turns out that the brain grows and develops differently in response to nurturing versus traumatic environments.This toolkit is intended to support…
Intended for parents in North Dakota, this brochure explores key issues that need to be considered when contemplating leaving a child home alone. Feelings children and adolescents might experience when they are in self-care situations are explained, as well as guidelines that have been developed for different age groups. Parents are urged to consider key factors other than age when deciding if a child should be left alone, and safety tips are listed for ensuring the home is safe for children and that the children know what to do in emergencies.
This brief begins by explaining what is meant by evidence-based programs, the development of criteria by different organizations to rate program effectiveness, and common elements. The difference between evidence-based practices and evidence-based programs is discussed, as well as the history of evidence-based programs and legislation that has been passed that support evidence-based programs. Examples of evidence-based programs are then profiled and include: Nurse-Family Partnership, High/Scope Petty Preschool Program, and the Incredible Years. Following sections address: strategies…
Most people agree that it is harder to be a father now than it was 20 or 30 years ago, yet the verdict is mixed on how well today's dads measure up -- about half of the public says they're doing a worse job when compared with fathers a generation ago. But, a majority (56%) of women say today's dads are handling their fatherly duties as well or better than in the past. (Author abstract)
The Spanish version of Money Habitudes is a simple but powerful tool to help people talk about money. The award-winning decks of cards are easy to use and provide new insights in a fun, game-like format. They can be used by professionals and non-professionals when working with individuals, couples or groups. Often used as an introductory exercise or icebreaker, they also work well as a standalone activity or as a module within a larger program. Used for sessions between 15 minutes and 2 hours, the cards are frequently included as part of programs that include: pre-marital, marriage enrichment…
Money Habitudes for Teens is a simple but powerful tool to help teens (high school) talk about money. The award-winning decks of cards are easy to use and provide new insights in a fun, game-like format. They can be used by professionals and non-professionals when working with individuals, couples or groups. Often used as an introductory exercise or icebreaker, they also work well as a standalone activity or as a module within a larger program. Used for sessions between 15 minutes and 2 hours, the cards are frequently included as part of programs that include: pre-marital, marriage enrichment…
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The Money Habitudes Workshop/Training DVD is designed to be used with Money Habitudes cards. It may be used to educate those using the cards, as a tool to help train-the-trainer, or as an interactive component in workshops or meetings. The DVD is also a useful way for individuals and couples to learn about their own Money Habitudes and understand how they can support or sabotage achieving their life and financial goals. The 26-minute DVD is divided into four sections: Introduction and overview to how we develop our habits and attitudes about money (12 minutes); How to use the cards (4 minutes…
This fact sheet offers steps that single parents can take to take control of their finances and includes charts that individuals can use to calculate expenses, income, and budget.
This fact sheet expresses the importance and offers tips on self-care for single parents.
This fact sheet offers information for single parents on child behavior and offers tips on positive parenting.