This publication provides 10 things for individuals and couples to consider before getting engaged or married.
This publication describes the three stages of marriage and offers strategies for couples on how to have a healthy long-term commitment.
This research brief describes implementation findings from the evaluation of Responsible Fatherhood, Marriage and Family Strengthening Grants for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and Their Partners (MFS-IP). It documents approaches to teaching relationship skills among incarcerated and reentering fathers and their families. The multi-year implementation and impact evaluation of the MFS-IP grants is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Author abstract)
This fact sheet describes characteristics of youth at risk for getting involved in substance abuse and characteristics of youth who are least likely to abuse substances. It offers tips for parents to help their teens have less of a risk for drug abuse in the future.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet provides parents with helpful tips on how to effectively discipline children without using violence, reduce the amount of violence that children are exposed to, and healthy conflict resolution.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet provides parents with helpful tips on how to discuss and prevent teen pregnancy with their adolescent children. Tips include communication strategies, making expectations clear, and setting limits.
This practice guide draws on information gained from a research and assessment project by Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina that sought to identify key strategies for building the capacity and strength of North Carolina's fatherhood movement. The project involved the completion of a literature review on best practices and evidenced-based programs, an environmental scan of key national and local resources, and interviews with key stakeholders. Simultaneously, PCANC convened the Fatherhood Policy Committee, consisting of key stakeholders within State and community agencies that have been…
This brief highlights the importance of father-child visitation in the child welfare system and recommends best practices for child welfare professionals in facilitating and promoting these visits. It begins by reviewing the research on the link between parent/child visits and achieving permanency for the child. The differences between fathers and mothers that should inform practices relating to father-child visits are then explained, and included a greater focus on tasks, a less likelihood of talking about relationships, the use of a stern voice and fewer words when correcting children, more…
To promote a more coordinated approach to meeting children's developmental needs, this brief proposes the adoption of the SERIES paradigm of developmental screening in which each step -- Screening, Early Identification, Referral, Intake, Evaluation, and Services -- is seen not as an isolated activity, but rather an integral component of a single process. SERIES challenges all systems serving young children to broaden their focus to include practices that promote shared responsibility for ensuring that each child successfully completes the entire pathway from screening to services. This brief…
Previous NCFMR family profiles have examined fatherhood by discussing both the age that men become fathers and the total number of children that men have (FP-11-04, FP-11-10). This profile highlights the frequency of fathers' visitation with their nonresident children given the rise of complex family forms in the United States. Nationally representative data demonstrate the percentage of biological fathers (aged 15-45) reporting a biological nonresident child (18 or younger) has increased from approximately 22% in 1987/1988 to 27% in 2006/2010. For the purposes of this profile, Infrequent…