Many fathers who participate in fatherhood programs are looking for assistance in the areas of employment and economic stability. This webinar discussed strategies and resources that can help low-income fathers gain new employment skills, find better jobs, and improve their overall financial situation.
Participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:
Lessons learned from previous employment and training initiatives.
Job training and employment services that can be used in work with low-income fathers.
The benefits of coordinating with other local…
These webinar slides: 1) Discuss challenges and assets of young fathers who may seek out employment services; 2) Describe research seeking new approaches to improve outcomes for low-income young fathers and children; 3) List four key strategies for engaging young fathers in programs that support expectant and parenting young families through workforce development and career readiness; and 4) Analyze approaches designed specifically to connect young fathers to employment opportunities. (Author abstract modified)
As the American family changes, fatherhood is changing in important and sometimes surprising ways. Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house. And the ranks of stay-at-home and single fathers have grown significantly in recent decades. At the same time, more and more children are growing up without a father in the home.The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work. Here are some key findings about fathers from Pew Research Center reports. (…
Work-Based Learning in Action is a series of case studies highlighting effective models of work-based learning. JFF has identified seven principles that support low-skilled youth and adults seeking to enter and advance in careers. Together, these principles encourage the design of work-based learning models that increase access to work-based learning, provide participants with key training and work experience, and help employers meet their needs for a skilled workforce. Each of the case studies highlights a program that is an innovative example of one or more of the principles at work. The…
The federal government’s support of fatherhood initiatives raises a wide array of issues. This report briefly examines the role of the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) agency in fatherhood programs, discusses initiatives to promote and support father-child interaction outside the parents’ relationship, and talks aboutthe need most see for work-oriented programs that enable noncustodial parents to have the financial ability to meet their child support obligations in a consistent and timely manner. (Author abstract modified)
This review provides practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a transparent, systematic assessment of the quality of research evidence supporting approaches to improve the employment-related outcomes of low-income individuals. (Author abstract)
Reading to your children from an early age will help them become interested in reading – and children who enjoy reading tend to do better in school and have more employment opportunities as adults! Children often become interested in reading by watching and mimicking their parents or participating in child-parent reading routines. Reading and telling stories to your children is not just good for them, it’s fun for dads too. It provides a positive way to stay involved in your children’s lives and creates memories to share with them as they get older. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet is…
This tip sheet provides specific tips to improve financial management skills. It is designed as an informational handout for families in support of the companion resource for providers, Tips for Service Providers: Healthy Financial Management Skills. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet is designed to support service providers in discussing the topic of healthy financial management skills with the families they serve. It is supported by the informational handout, Strong Families: Tips for Healthy Financial Management. (Author abstract)
August is Child Support Awareness Month. State and local child support offices are scheduling special events to focus on the importance of providing child support for children and highlight services available to help both custodial and noncustodial parents provide for their children on a regular basis. As we heard in our March 2013 and April 2015 NRFC webinars, child support programs are evolving at the national and state levels and moving away from “welfare cost recovery” models to “family centered practices” that emphasize accurate child support orders based on actual income, family…