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The R Factor was created in response to a successful middle school curriculum at Dads Make a Difference. The middle school curriculum builds awareness of the issues of paternity and father involvement. The high school curriculum immerses the student in case studies, discussion of complex social issues, and expert articles, challenging the student to plan for self-improvement and a healthy future and gives students a chance to learn an invaluable skill--teach them to build resiliency.The R Factor can be completed in eight to ten class periods and allows for flexibility and optional activities…
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By age 3, children from privileged families have heard 30 million more words than children from underprivileged families. Longitudinal data on 42 families examined what accounted for enormous differences in rates of vocabulary growth. Children turned out to be like their parents in stature, activity level, vocabulary resources, and language and interaction styles. Follow-up data indicated that the 3-year-old measures of accomplishment predicted third grade school achievement.
Deployment can be a difficult time, for both the adults being deployed and the families they are leaving behind. Children face a hose of special issues when one or both of their parents are deployed. This booklet was created to help parents and educators, two groups who care deeply about children, support children during this potentially stressing time. We also discuss ways that parents and educators can work together to ensure that the education process stays on track during a deployment. (Author abstract).
This interactive handbook teaches fathers how to contribute to their child's academic success. It lets them know that parents are a child's most important teachers and role models, and encourages them to play an active role in their child' education, even if they don't live together. Includes information on parents' rights, and a list of fatherhood resources. (Author abstract)
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Used in 2004 and 2005 for single OEF and OIF troops, Military Life Skills provides important communication tools, and a heavy dose of techniques for managing anger (based on research of most effective, best practices, techniques), for managing difficult conversations with curious civilians, for seizing the opportunity to live life effectively in money matters and in dating wisely. While allowing for decompression from deployment, Military Life Skills gives practical situations for troops to relate to and provides practice in skills, before the troops do something that will not result in their…
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This educational program provides School Administrators, Educators and Caregivers information that assists and encourages them as they develop male recruitment and involvement programs. If you would like to enrich the lives of children in your care by involving men in your program, this video provides a practical guide for reaching this goal. Getting Men involved video explains challenges or recruiting men, strategies for successful male involvement and sights successful programs. (Author abstract)