This booklet is written to help parents help their young children understand and cope with military separations. The introduction suggests: Guide your child through it. Read it with your child. Choose activities to do together. Use it as a starting point for separation discussions and activities. (Author abstract, modified)
This booklet helps men fulfill their responsibilities as parents with insight into fair discipline, children's physical and emotional needs, maintaining good relations when they live apart from their children, and more. (Author abstract)
This booklet discusses the anger that everyone feels sometimes and the importance of managing anger. Causes of anger and anger that leads to abuse are addressed, as well as anger warning signs, strategies for controlling anger, healthy ways to express anger, healthy habits to help deal with anger, and positive outlets for anger. Additional information is provided for coping with a child's anger and teaching a child anger management skills. Sources of help and information are listed. The booklet includes worksheets throughout the text.
This handbook for parents describes general patterns of adolescent growth and development and strategies for child rearing. It begins by explaining the changing role of a parent of a teenager, common challenges when raising adolescents, and parenting techniques. Information and worksheets are provided that address communication with teenagers, emotional and physical changes in teens, changes in social life and thinking ability, peer pressures, strategies for building self-esteem in adolescents, talking about sexuality and drugs, conflicts and discipline, and managing stress.
Excellent overview helps teen parents provide their baby with the best care while dealing with their own social and personal issues. Covers prenatal care, child safety, stress management, and getting help when it's needed. Encourages readers to prevent another pregnancy and to continue with their education. (Author abstract)
This monograph describes Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC), a multifaceted youth substance abuse prevention program designed to promote the healthy development of youth at risk for alcohol and other drug abuse. Chapter 1 discusses the need for alcohol and other drug prevention initiatives, reviews historical trends in substance abuse treatment and prevention, and examines the impact of motivations on prevention practices. Chapter 2 reviews resiliency theory, the theoretical basis for the development of the CLFC program, and Chapter 3 describes the components of the CLFC program. Main…
This illustrated children's book tells the story of Tommy, a boy who has a father in prison for drug abuse. It discusses the number of children with parents in prison, Tommy's worry that his father will forget about him, and feelings of embarrassment Tommy has and concerns about what other children will think. Tommy is reassured by his mother that it is not his fault that his father used drugs and is in prison.
This chapter focuses on small group support for fathers to foster their involvement with children. It describes the potential of small groups for providing meaningful support to fathers in their efforts, shares examples of the benefits of small groups for men, gives a rationale for the power of small groups for fathers, and suggests ideas for recruiting fathers into small groups. 6 references.
This is the text of a speech given at the closing session of the 1995 conference of Adoptive Families of America. Dr. Kirk reviews his research on adoption and his experience as an adoptive father of four children, now grown, and discusses the trends he sees in current adoption practice. He expresses his belief in research that can be replicated, and his dislike of using anecdotal evidence. He also shares his views on open adoption, the adoption search movement, access to adoption records, and the value of adoption support groups.
The transition to fatherhood is not signaled simply by the event of a child's birth. It also encompasses the psychological and behavioral adjustments men go through in response to the presence of a child in their lives who needs fathering. A transition to fatherhood requires both cognitive restructuring (changes in role identities, priorities, etc.) and appropriate accompanying behavioral changes. In other words, men making a transition to fatherhood begin to both think differently about themselves and act differently in their lives and relationships. (Author abstract)