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…
This report discusses conclusions from a two-day meeting of representatives of local, State, and national agencies that focused on the potential benefits and challenges of interagency collaboration between relationship education and pregnancy prevention practitioners. It summarizes key themes from the meeting and strategic actions related to relationship education and teen pregnancy prevention that were highlighted in the meeting. The recommended actions include: launch pilot projects and projects to test promising practices and assess the effectiveness of blended strategies; include youth…
This paper analyzes legislative proposals that address marriage, and the potential impact on current fatherhood programs serving low-income families. The initiation of fatherhood programs following the passage of the Personal Responsibility Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act in 1996 is reviewed and current legislative proposals are described, including: the Child Support Distribution Act of 2001 and the Fathers Count Act of 1999, which combine child support reform measures with fatherhood provisions; the Strengthening Working Families Act, which contains child support distribution…
This proclamation by Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, declared March 2009, as Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Month.
Jason DeParle, an award-winning New York Times reporter, discusses his book, American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare. University of Pennsylvania sociologist Kathy Edin and CLASP Policy Director Mark Greenberg join DeParle to discuss the findings of the book. This audio conference is moderated by Jodie Levin-Epstein. (Author abstract)
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This tip sheet will provide guidance on 1) what you need to know before making the first contact with potential partner referral organizations; 2) how to pique their interest in your healthy marriage (HM) programs; 3) how to approach potential partner referral organizations; 4) what to communicate to them about your HM program.
This transcript is from a panel discussion held on June 28, 2004, that explored government partnerships with faith-based organizations (FBOs) to support the Healthy Marriage Initiative. The panel included Richard P. Nathan, Director of The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy; John P. Bartkowski, Professor of Sociology, Mississippi State University; Wade F. Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families; W. Bradford Wilcox, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia; and Theodora Ooms, Senior Policy…