Little Children, Big Challenges provides resources for families with young children (ages 3-8) as they encounter the difficult changes and transitions that come with a parent's incarceration.
For many parents, the idea of teen drug abuse seems about as foreign and far off as Jupiter. That is, until the issue is sitting across the table from you thumbing through text messages while wearing an iPod and sporting a surly attitude. Then, it gets real-very real. But don't hit the panic button just that. Adolescent drug abuse and addiction can seem terrifying to deal with, but there is help and hope for your teen. (Author abstract)
In 2007, 1.7 million children had a parent in prison on any given day, and even more have experienced parentalincarceration at some point during their childhood. Parental incarceration can be associated with financial instability,unstable housing situations, school behavior and performance problems, and social stigma. Roughly 10% of incarcerated mothers in state prison have a child in a foster home or other state care. Some estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 8 children who are subjects of reports of maltreatment and investigated by child welfare agencies have parents who were recently…
Spending positive time with both parents promotes child well-being and is associated with better child support outcomes. Unmarried parents do not have systematic access to assistance in establishing parenting time orders, so stateand local child support programs have sought to address this service gap. This fact sheet highlights states and countiesthat coordinate the establishment of child support orders and parenting time agreements. Family violence safeguardsare always a critical component when addressing parenting time. (Author abstract)
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.
This 5-minute video depicts the Frontiers of Innovation community's theory of change for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children's lifelong learning, health, and behavior.
The webinar features presentations from Iowa and New York, which addressed child welfare system collaborations with Departments of Corrections (DOC). Iowa presents information about engaging incarcerated parents at the state level and at the local level through the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility Project. Iowa discusses issues of training, barriers, and lessons learned regarding the local pilot child welfare system-DOC collaboration, as well as the State-level DHS-DOC collaboration undertaken as part of Iowa's Program Improvement Plan implementation. New York, in partnership with The…
This fact sheet focuses on the incidence of unintentional injury deaths for adolescents in South Dakota ages 14-19. It explains that from 1999 to 2010 unintentional injuries were the nation’s leading cause of death in age groups 1 to 44, that motor vehicle traffic was the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States and in South Dakota, and from 1999-2010 the death rate from motor vehicle traffic for the 14 to 19 age cohort in the United States was 19 per 100,000, and 33 per 100,000 in South Dakota. It emphasizes that South Dakota exceeds the nation for all age groups and…