Other, Fact Sheet
Designed for judges, this bench card contains ways in which judicial officers can help better engage fathers by understanding how men seek help and learn differently from women. They can also encourage the child welfare agency to work with fathers as often as mothers, offer services geared toward men's learning styles, and work as hard to find and engage fathers as mothers. (Author abstract modified)
Families strive to find the best ways to raise their children to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. Parents are often concerned about whether their children will start or are already using drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and others, including the abuse of prescription drugs. Research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has shown the important role that parents play in preventing their children from starting to use drugs.The following five questions, developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, highlight parenting skills that are…
This excerpt from the Federal Register presents federal regulatory guidelines for working with federally recognized Indian tribes. It reviews the purpose of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and offers overarching principles for working with federally recognized Indian tribes and guidelines for consultation and communication with tribes, culture and mutual respect, nation-building and effective delivery of human services to Indian communities, coordination and outreach, administrative data management, and sustainability.
Other, Fact Sheet
The five protective factors at the foundation of Strengthening Families are characteristics that have been shown to make positive outcomes more likely for young children and their families, and to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. The five factors are: 1. Parental Resilience 2. Social Connections 3. Concrete Supports 4. Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development 5. Social and Emotional Competence of Children. Learn more about the research-based Protective Factors Framework on this webpage. (Author abstract modified)
Part of a series of brochures on parenting, this brochure is designed to assist Pennsylvania parents who are in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. It begins by urging parents to understand that change is frightening, conflict between recovery needs and the needs of the family may surface, partners and children need to recover too, children often blame themselves for addictions or relapses, and a new family is being created. Tips are provided for using what has been learned in recovery to be a better parent, and for using self-talk to change feelings and behavior.
Part of a series on parenting for parents in Pennsylvania, this brochure explains how parents with mental illnesses can become the best parents they can be. It urges parents to learn as much as they can about their illness, take care of themselves, follow their treatment plan, find out what their rights as a mental health services consumer are, get support from others, help their children learn about their illness, talk about emotions with their child and get counseling for them if they need it, provide a stable and consistent home, play with their children, avoid giving children adult roles…
Tony Dungy's playbook for life...revealed. This Super Bowl-winning coach has spent his life shaping young men. Now Tony Dungy is ready to share core truths he wants every man to understand, live by, and pass on to others. This Leader Pack is designed to help you explore key principles found in Tony Dungy's Uncommon (Tyndale House Publishers). Through Scripture, discussions, and activities--plus character-building insights and candid "pep talks" from Tony Dungy--men will be challenged to examine their lives and aspire to a life of true significance. A life of renewed integrity...influence...…
The Game Plan: Score a touchdown with your small group or your entire church by offering this video retreat led by New York Times best-selling author Tony Dungy. This Super Bowl-winning coach has spent his life shaping young men. Now, Tony Dungy is ready to share core truths he wants everyone to understand, live by, and pass on to others.The Strategy: Flexible and great for a Weekend retreat or all-day event, Monthly breakfast, 4-week video study, or Kick-off or finale to the Dare to Be Uncommon men's Bible study.The Outcome: Each session challenges participants to live a more significant…
Training Materials, Other
This training toolkit provides social service practitioners with the essential skills for responding to the needs of children of parents who are in prison, and/or children who have parents with incarceration history. (Author abstract)
The six articles in this issue of Focus examine the topic of incarceration, and how it affects prisoners and their families, both during and after imprisonment. This article summarizes a seminar given by Christopher Uggen at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on crime, punishment, and American inequality, where he argued that basing criminal justice policy on the view that all people can be classified either as “bad actors” or “good citizens” is untenable and may lead to over-punishment. (Author abstract modified)