When dads spend time with their kids from the very beginning and work to keep close feelings between them, good things happen to the kids. This resource provides tips for new fathers to engage and bond with their newborn.
Easy-to-read basics to help new parents get a great start. Includes baby's health, nutrition, safety and learning -- plus programs to help. Presentation slides on CD-ROM (2010) are available for purchase, allowing for easy presentation by your staff to clients.(Author abstract modified)
This is Strengthening Young Families' popular infant care handbook, in easy-to-read Spanish. It teaches the basics to help new parents get a great start. Includes baby's health, nurtition, safety and learning -- plus programs to help. (Author abstract modified)
Nearly half of children born to poor parents remained poor half their childhoods. Black children are especially disadvantaged: two-thirds of poor black newborns are persistently poor. Children who are poor early in life (age 0-2) are 30 percent less likely to complete high school than those first poor later in childhood, even after controlling for poverty duration and other factors. Reaching vulnerable children at birth is vital, as a childs early environment can affect brain development. This factsheet summarizes the report Child Poverty and Its Lasting Consequence". (Author abstract)
This publication offers information for parents and caregivers on adolescent cognitive development and offers tips for social service agents and parents on how to encourage healthy cognitive development.
This fact sheet provides parents with information on adolescent social and emotional development, how it will affect their teen, and what they can do as parents to encourage healthy social and emotional development.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet features a comic strip of two women discussing how they help their children learn to make decisions for themselves. The story offers several strategies that parents can use to help their children and adolescents learn how to make healthy decisions for themselves. Note: PDF version available.
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 some tips on how to prepare children and the family as a whole for a new school year. Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet gives tips for creating a healthy family environment for children during the school year including structured homework time, preparing for the next school day, and encouragement for school success.
Note: PDF version available.