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Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and most exhausting experiences there is. Parenting has continuous obstacles to overcome, but single parents face their own set of unique challenges—especially when it comes to finances. With the current coronavirus pandemic, dads may be feeling even more overwhelmed if job stability is up in the air. All of this in addition to the fact that kids are unexpectedly out of school, eating more at home, and needing more parental attention. This article provides single dads with financial literacy tips to help stay on stable, financial ground during…
Fatherhood Summit Session
Substance abuse has a devastating effect on families, and it is especially challenging for low-income and minority fathers. This session addressed how practitioners can help fathers and families affected by the crisis.
The panel provided a backdrop review of the ever-evolving substance abuse prevention and treatment policies and practices in the U.S., as well as current trends and tensions in…
“Daddy Don’t Go” is a film capturing two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them. And the odds are real - men living in poverty are more than twice as likely to become absent fathers than their middle-class peers (U.S. Census Bureau). “Daddy Don’t Go” is a tough but tender journey that aims to illuminate the everyday struggles of disadvantaged fathers. Alex, Nelson, Roy and Omar shatter the deadbeat dad stereotype and redefine what it means to be a good father for all men. (Author summary)
This document presents a conceptual framework suggesting new approaches to improving economic self-sufficiency and well-being outcomes for low-income adults participating in employment programs. Grounded in research on the importance of goals and the factors that contribute to attaining them, the framework suggests interventions that seek to improve participants’ self-regulation skills and behaviors that can help them to achieve their goals. It also suggests ways that programs can change their practices to make it easier for participants to use their skills and increase the likelihood that…
This webinar focuses on participant attendance in fatherhood programs. Practitioners presenting discuss rates of attendance, factors that affect it and methods of increasing it. Featured researchers describe approaches to measuring attendance in fatherhood programs, the effects of attendance on fathers’ outcomes and future directions for studying it. (Author abstract modified)
The economic convergence of American regions has greatly slowed, and rates of long-term non-employment have even been diverging. Simultaneously, the rate of non-employment for working age men has nearly tripled over the last 50 years, generating a terrible social problem that is disproportionately centered in the eastern parts of the American heartland. Should more permanent economic divisions across space lead American economists to rethink their traditional skepticism about place-based policies? We document that increases in labor demand appear to have greater impacts on employment in areas…
This review provides practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a transparent, systematic assessment of the quality of research evidence supporting approaches to improve the employment-related outcomes of low-income individuals. (Author abstract)
A core American ideal is that all children should have a clear pathway to thrive and prosper as adults. Yet, children in poverty—particularly children who are persistently poor—face steep obstacles on their path to economic success. More than 1 in 10 US children grow up in persistently poor families— spending at least half their childhood living in poverty. These children are significantly less likely to succeed economically as adults than their nonpoor and less-poor counterparts. And the economic effects go beyond those borne by these children; child poverty costs the United States billions…
This webinar discussed issues to help participants improve knowledge and understanding of: the scope of homelessness in the United States; the impact of homelessness on fathers and families; successful strategies for working with homeless fathers; and, ways in which fatherhood programs can work directly or in partnership with other community agencies to help homeless fathers and families. (Author abstract)