The author dissects myths and facts to assist students, parents, and teachers in thinking critically about Thanksgiving.
Successful Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers is a guidance handbook designed for community groups and faith-based organizations seeking to maximize the skills of their volunteers, expand their services to the community, and enhance their effectiveness. Although the handbook focuses on prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance abuse and mental illness, the principles described in the handbook can be applied to any field and should help organizations understand how to implement and manage a successful volunteer program.
The five chapters…
This resource from the RIDGE Project serves as an example of a job description for a fatherhood regional coordinator position. This resource can be used a guide for your organization to create a description for positions at your organization.
The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to outline the partnership relationship of the State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) with The RIDGE Project in creating safer communities and healthier families. This MOU is entered into as a written agreement of an existing relationship of service provision by The RIDGE Project within correctional institutions governed by the ODRC.
This MOU can be used as a guide if your organization is looking to create or be apart of an MOU.
Every parent dreams of having a happy, healthy child. What happens when these dreams are shattered by a physical or cognitive disability? A Different Kind of Perfect offers comfort, consolation, and wisdom from parents who have been there—and are finding their way through. The writings collected here are grouped into chapters reflecting the progressive stages of many parents' emotional journeys, starting with grief, denial, and anger and moving towards acceptance, empowerment, laughter, and even joy. Each chapter opens with an introduction by Neil Nicoll, a child and family psychologist who…
This book and the accompanying documentary illustrates, despite mounds of derogatory statistics regarding Black men in their role as fathers, there is a strong legacy of Black men (from slavery to the present) who were/are very proactive fathers.Filmmaker/author Dana Ross utilizes her own family history, research and interviews with hundreds of Black fathers, educators and historians such as Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu and Dr. Ira Berlin, to explore Black men in their roles as fathers from their time of enslavement to the present.In order to reconnect with this legacy, the author unmasks the many…
The fatherless black family is a problem that grows to bigger proportions every year as generations of black children grow up without an adult male in their homes. Even the minority of black men who do live with their children often struggle with the role. As this dire pattern grows worse, what can men do who hope to break it, when there are so few models and so little guidance in their own homes and communities? Where can they learn to "become Dad?"When Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Pitts-who himself grew up with an abusive father whose absences came as a relief-interviewed dozens of men…
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, couples counseling,…
Fatherwork provides stories, ideas, and activities to encourage generative fathering. Fatherwork contains over 300 pages of information, including stories from fathers illustrating "fatherwork" across various contexts (across the lifespan, in challenging circumstances, etc.); the authors' ideas on generative fathering including their theory, numerous metaphors of fathering in many contexts; and hundreds of activities that fathers can do with children of various ages. (Author abstract modified)
Good dads are almost as rare as fire-breathing dragons--or at least so it seems. New from Donald Miller, author of the critically acclaimed Blue Like Jazz, comes a gut-wrenchingly honest look at growing up without a father. In a unique, literary style, Donald and John MacMurray--the man who taught Donald the things his dad never did--encourage readers to both recognize and leave behind the disappointment and emotional scars marked by having absent earthly fathers. (Author abstract)