Successful reentry is one of the greatest challenges facing America today and, especially the future of our children. The greatest predictor of whether a child will wind up in prison is whether his parent(s)— namely, the father—was in prison. Despite the many daunting challenges that fathers face upon their release, connecting them with their children and family is perhaps the most strategic one to address because it breaks the generational nature of crime and incarceration.
This article provides foster/adoptive parents, who may have some valid concerns about sexual abuse and about meeting the special needs of children who have been sexually abused, with some basic information about child sexual abuse as well as some special considerations to help them feel more confident in taking on the challenges and rewards of fostering or adopting these children.
The differentiation of intimate partner violence types, at minimum, increases awareness and understanding of what may be happening for couples. It may also help develop better screening methods to identify intimate partner violence and more clearly inform appropriate intervention strategies. This Tip Sheet is intended to offer suggestions for MRE services to address IPV typologies. This information is emerging, so these tips are intended to be general, guiding principles. MRE providers are encouraged to begin a dialogue with their local IPV service provider to talk about typologies and…
This Accountability Checklist complements the Reasonable Efforts Checklist for Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence (Reasonable Efforts Checklist) by providing specialized information to hold perpetrators of domestic violence accountable in child protection cases. The Checklist will help judges: (1) Gather information needed to enhance decision-making on accountability issues; (2) Assess the risk posed by perpetrators to lessen perpetrator-generated safety threats to children and victim parents; (3) Review and tailor service plans to hold perpetrators accountable in ways that promote…
Intended for California parents with children with disabilities, this guide discusses the higher risk of child abuse faced by children with disabilities, the types of abuse that can happen at school, the signs of abuse, perpetrators of abuse, and types of support services for children with disabilities who have been abused and their families. Strategies for preventing a child from being hurt while away from home are discussed, and a list of additional resources for parents is included.
Fatherhood engagement involves a flexible approach where the engagement varies depending upon the father's risk levels and strengths. This list will help to assess risk/dangerousness and make decisions about how to engage a man who has a history of domestic violence. (Author abstract modified)
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides basic information and statistics on bullying.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides proactive ways parents can prevent bullying.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides six tips to instill anti-bullying behavior in children.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides information on where to find anti-bullying resources and help.