This resource discusses the difference between "deadbeat" and "dead broke" fathers. The overview provides insight on how practitioners can encourage low-income fathers and how to show fathers that their presence in their children's lives is important and essential.
Fact Sheet, Brief
Reports the results of a longitudinal study of youth from military families and their caregivers concerning their emotional well-being and how well they are coping with servicemembers' extended deployments. (Author abstract)
This chapter explores demographic features of fathers, who they are, where they are, and how fathering as a concept has changed over the generations. Research findings on the benefits of father involvement are shared, and cultural aspects of working with fathers are examined. Key practice points for professionals working with fathers are listed.
Concepts of fathering are explored and research findings on fathers and their relationships and impacts on boys and girls are shared. The need for fathers is highlighted and characteristics and best practices for working with different types of fathers are discussed, including: lone fathers, separated fathers, and stepfathers. Key practice points for professionals working with fathers are listed.
The role of fathers in families is explored, as well as their feelings about their children, parenting strategies, and involvement with their children. The impact of fathering on the psychopathology of children is discussed, as well as the impact of the parental relationship, the role of grandparents, and the challenges faced by gay parents. Key practice points for professionals working with fathers are listed.
This fact sheet discusses the importance of social connections for parents and provides tips for creating and maintaining positive social connections that can offer support.
This fact sheet lists questions to help parents look at their parenting and offers resources and information on parenting.
This fact sheet offers information and tips for parents on how to be nurturing in a way that encourages healthy attachment.
This brief explains that attachment refers to the continuing and lasting relationships that young children form with one or more adults and to the child's sense of security and safety when in the company of a particular adult. The importance of attachment is highlighted and characteristics of children with secure attachment relationships and with insecure attachment relations are described. Cultural differences in attachment are noted before strategies that teachers and caregivers can use to promote children's secure attachment are provided. Strategies include: help parents feel competent and…
Many young children have developmental or behavioral problems that could be addressed or prevented with the right early response but that are not identified or treated, compromising children's ability to perform up to their potential in school and leading to more costly interventions later. Because the quality of parenting is so critical to children's development, parental or family difficulties--including maternal depression--can endanger children's development. Yet, parents often do not receive needed medical or mental health care. This brief discusses state Medicaid and CHIP choices that…