This InfoSheet contains a list of suggested activities for how a father can be to be involved in his child's life--whether he or she is a baby or a young adult. The key to each of these activities is finding mutually enjoyable activities that can be done all year--not just as a special event on Father's Day. (Author abstract modified)
Las siguientes actividades son unas de las muchas ideas de cómo participar en la vida de sus hijos-no importa que sea él o ella, un bebé o un adolescente adulto. La llave importante de cada una de estas actividades es encontrar actividades agradables y no solamente como evento especial del día del padre, sino que ustedes puedan hacerlas todo el año. (Author abstract)
Over two decades of research confirms that parents -- and that includes Dads -- are an important influence on whether their teenagers become pregnant or cause a pregnancy. In a variety of ways, parental behavior and the nature of parent/child relationships influence teens' sexual activity and use of contraception. While parents cannot determine whether their children have sex, use contraception, become pregnant, or cause a pregnancy, the quality of the relationships with their children can make a real difference. (Author abstract)
Close relationships between father and child are not built overnight. They require time, personal growth, commitment and sacrifice on the part of fathers.
This fact sheet instructs parents in the benefits of understanding their child's temperament. This understanding can help parents: explain why their child is acting a certain way, anticipate how their child will react to a certain situation, help parents to communicate with their child, know which approach to discipline will be effective, and create a positive relationship with their child. (Author abstract, modified)
This fact sheet illustrates the benefits of a good fit between a child's temperament and their caregivers' parenting style.
Research demonstrates that children benefit in a variety of ways when they have significant positive involvement with fathers and father figures. Research also demonstrates that fathers accrue a variety of benefits by being positively involved with their kids. This two-way street of mutual benefits for children and fathers is increasingly noted as a reason for strengthening the relationship between dadand child. This fact sheet highlights the broad benefits of father involvement for children and fathers. (Author abstract).
In January of 2003, the U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded the "Family Connections in Alabama" (FCA) project as a 12-month "Special Improvement Project" (SIP) to pilot marriage education for low-resource parents and to promote family and relationship strength. The Alabama Children's Trust Fund (CTF), in partnership with Auburn University's Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and with the support of the Alabama Department of Human Resources and the Alabama Office of Child…
The Amachi initiative was implemented in Philadelphia to reduce risks for children of incarcerated men and women. Research has found that these children are vulnerable because of the instability of their living situation as well as the feelings associated with having a parent in prison. Depression, poor academic achievement, substance abuse, and juvenile delinquency are more likely among the children of incarcerated parents than in the general population. Amachi seeks to provide a positive influence in these children's lives with adults recruited from faith-based communities. Big Brothers Big…
This fact sheet includes a set of website links designed to assist individuals in mentoring efforts targeting children of prisoners. Links are provided for information on the Mentoring Children of Prisoners Initiative; general mentoring resources; and children of prisoners related resources, including links for information on partnerships, grants, faith-based programs, publications, legal advice, and training; and grant writing tutorials.