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.
Presented in English and in Spanish, this personal safety guide is designed to assist unaccompanied minors living in the United States. Information is provided on the wide variety of people who living the United States and ways young people can show respect for other people and their belongings, respect for individual space, and respect for other people's bodies. The guide also discusses being kind to friends, avoiding bullying, ways to handle strong feelings, and living with respect.
Presented in English and in Spanish, this guide is designed to assist unaccompanied adolescents living in the United States. Information is provided on the wide variety of people who living the United States and ways young people can show respect for other people and their belongings, respect for individual space, and respect for other people's bodies. The guide reviews characteristics of healthy relationships and also discusses being kind to friends, avoiding bullying, ways to handle strong feelings, and rights of unaccompanied minors.
A father will always play a vital role in a child's growing years, especially sons. His absence or presence in the child's life will have a profound impact in the future. In Black Fathers Black Sons, author Ray Waters delves into the relationships of African-American men and reveals new insights that will fuel debate and debunk many myths. (Author abstract)
Designed to assist advocates for nonresident fathers in child welfare cases, this checklist provides tips for addressing special advocacy issues. Strategies for advocates are explained for addressing substance abuse, mental health concerns, domestic violence allegations, and immigration concerns.
Barriers to engaging fathers in child welfare practice are explored, as well as the dangers of adopting a practice model that uncritically embraces fathers. Perspectives from fathers are shared and practices are proposed that align with the following principles: acknowledge their existence, understand there are different ways to be a father, violence does not necessarily eliminate men from being involved as fathers, and understand the context. Discussion questions are included. 49 references.
Approximately one-third of all infants are born to parents who are not married. Families in which the parents are cohabitating or living separately are considered to be fragile and at risk of dissolution and poverty. This report highlights findings from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study and the Time, Love, Cash, Caring, and Children Study regarding the relationships between unmarried parents. The results can be used to assess need and target services to support these families. The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is following a cohort of 3,712 children born to unmarried…
A study investigated the perceptions of 34 caseworkers and supervisors who participated in five focus group discussions on unwed fathers' involvement in permanency planning. The impact of parental statuses on caseworkers' capacity and inclinations to engage unwed fathers in child welfare permanency planning is examined, as well as how gender, socioeconomic status, child welfare, and family policies and practices collectively shape institutional opportunities and responses to paternal participation among unwed fathers in child welfare services. 35 references. (Author abstract modified)
This chapter analyzes statistical data from the 1997 Child Development Supplement to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the 1995 National Survey of Adolescent Males (third wave), the 1998 Trends in Time Use Study, and the 1999 National Omnibus Study to explore how fathers are involved in the lives of their children. The review focuses on the amount of time that fathers spend with their children, the quality of their involvement, and the types of activities in which they participate. Results are presented for all fathers, fathers of biological children, fathers of stepchildren, and men living…
Qualitative research has provided valuable insights into the relationships between low income, urban, African American men and their children. This chapter summarizes findings from classic and recent studies about the impact of neighborhood characteristics, negotiations between fathers and mothers and their extended families, the social construct of fathers and mothers, and the variety of father figures who take responsibility for paternal tasks. Conducted by researchers in the fields of anthropology, education, human development, and sociology, the studies used techniques such as open-ended…