This tip sheet will highlight common challenges, benefits, and strategies for successful partnerships based on interviews with stakeholders from agencies that have successfully integrated healthy marriage and relationship education into social services that target youth and families. (Author abstract)
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)
OCSE recently launched Parenting Time Opportunities for Children, a pilot program to give child support agencies grants to develop, implement, and evaluate procedures to establish parenting time orders along with new child support orders. The goal is to learn more about how the child support program can safely and effectively give families opportunities to establish parenting time orders, thereby improving child well-being overall and related child support outcomes. This fact sheet introduces OCSE's Parenting Time Opportunities for Children grantees. (Author abstract)
The purpose of this document is to provide a brief overview of Guiding Good Choices, a drug use prevention program that provides users with the knowledge and skills needed to guide children through early adolescence, based on the information available in The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The content presented in this brief was retrieved from SAMHSA's NREPP. For detailed descriptions of the outcomes and research mentioned, the quality of research rating, full program information, and a…
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.
Deployment and its possible consequences, including a service member's injury, psychological trauma, or death, put considerable strain on military children and families. Most of them are resilient in the face of this adversity. Still, the psychological distress they experience can reverberate through the family, impairing the healthy functioning of parents and children alike. As a nation, we owe these families a system of care that emphasizes not just treatment but also prevention, helping them draw on their own resources for resilience, as well as those of their communities. We propose a…
This tip sheet suggests strategies to reduce communication problems between teens and parents and describes effective communication tips to help parents talk to their teen about various tough topics.Note: Costs are associated with print orders only. PDF copies are available for free downloading.
This tip sheet focuses on balancing the need to set limits with the freedom to explore independence as teens enter young adulthood and describes effective communication and negotiation strategies for collaborative problem-solving.
This tip sheet includes ways to deal with unpleasant feelings when teens want to spend less time with the parent, activities that parents and teens can do together, and strategies to make the most of the time together.