This research summary reports results from a 2006 study of Missouri children who participated in Parents as Teachers and other early childhood experiences. Researchers investigated the impact of pre-kindergarten services on 7,710 Missouri children's readiness for school and performance on state assessments at the end of the early elementary years. (Author abstract)
This paper explains the different ways that parents benefit from participating in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program (HIPPY), a home-based early intervention program that helps parents teach skills important to school readiness and success to their 3 to 5-year-old children. This free service is delivered by HIPPY home visitors who live in targeted high-need communities. The paper begins by explaining the HIPPY model and findings on the effectiveness of the HIPPY program. A chart is then provided that lists the reasonable, anticipated outcomes that will result…
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.
In 1993, the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) published a 61-page review of Army family research entitled What We Know About Army Families. This report summarized research findings from approximately 70 studies on American military families and the implications of that research for Army policymakers, program managers, unit leaders, and supervisors. The goal of What We Know About Army Families was to disseminate research-based information and recommendations about Soldiers and their families throughout the Army community to help strengthen retention,…
This report is a summary of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence's publication Supporting Young Fathers: Examples of Promising Practice (2007). It is based on research which explored interesting and innovative examples of work with young fathers from around England. The report was developed to address the lack of information about promising practice in working with young fathers, particularly in terms of those working with teenage and school-age fathers.The TSA was commissioned by the Teenage Pregnancy Unit (TPU) at the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to collate examples of…
This document contains Section One - Introduction of the report Supporting Young Fathers: Promising Practices. Founded on a series of in-depth individual and focus group interviews with practitioners, this guide provides practical advice and illustrative examples of promising practice of work with young fathers. It helps to de-mystify young fathers work for less experienced practitioners whilst also offering useful 'hints and tips' for more experienced practitioners. (Author abstract modified)
This document contains Chapters 1 - 4 of the report Supporting Young Fathers: Promising Practices:1. Getting Started - Working with young fathers2. Reaching and Engaging Young Fathers - Accessing young fathers, Reaching teenage (and school-age) fathers3. Being Strategic - Consulting young fathers: getting services right, Developing integrated approaches 4. Examples of Young Fathers Work - Service delivery
This document contains Chapters 5 - 8 of the report Supporting Young Fathers: Promising Practices:5. Individual, Group, and Mixed Approaches - Bringing younger and older fathers together6. Young Fathers Workers - Gender and ethnicity in practice, Worker skills and training7. Working with Other Organisations - Partnerships and networking, Networks for young fathers workers8. Thinking About Your Work - Evaluating and building on promising practice
This document contains Section Three - Next Steps of the report Supporting Young Fathers: Promising Practices. In this final section, the authors summarise briefly, some of the issues relating to young fatherhood that emerged from our research. In doing so, they also outline a number of ways in which support for young fathers can be developed further.
This Best Practices Tool-Kit aims to systematically identify empirical evidence regarding prison programs and practices for incarcerated parents and their children. It highlights several practices and program strategies that are proven, promising or exemplary best practices and provides references for more extensive reading, if desired. The objective of the tool kit is to offer a sound evidence base that will better inform policymakers, practitioners and researchers on prison programs and practices geared toward building the parental skills of incarcerated parents. (Author abstract)