This brief describes implementation findings from the evaluation of Responsible Fatherhood, Marriage and Family Strengthening Grants for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and Their Partners (MFS-IP) funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). It documents innovative parenting supports provided to incarcerated and reentering fathers and their families. (Author abstract)
This short paper focuses on the role that information giving and other more complex interventions with both parents can play in tackling some of the modifiable variables associated with decline in relationship satisfaction over the transition to parenthood. A wide range of delivery options are considered, including by volunteers and the private sector. (Author abstract)
Fact Sheet, Other
Intended to inform fathers in King County, Washington, this brochure reviews the mission of Child Protective Services (CPS) to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect, provide services to help both parents, and protect the child. Information is provided on dependency cases, free legal assistance resources, the rights and responsibilities of fathers, contact information for complaints about CPS, and resource information for finding an attorney in King County.
This toolkit is designed to support and sustain parent engagement by explaining strategies communities can use to maintain and grow parent engagement work that is already underway. The strategies include creating a parent engagement roadmap, checklist, and support network. The toolkit includes information, examples, and questions that parent and community partners can draw from as they jointly develop parent engagement strategies that reflect their priorities and communities. Section 1 reviews the purpose of the toolkit and Section 2 defines parent engagement and sustainability. The following…
Other, Fact Sheet
This fact sheet assures parents that there is no such thing as a perfect parent and urges them to find their own parenting style. Suggestions are made to help parents find their parenting style, including: taking care of themselves, getting a handle on stress, don't self-medicating with drugs or alcohol, don't try to run a child-centered home, put a high priority on building and keeping a close and healthy relationship with your spouse, and find support in your neighborhood, church, special interest groups, or parenting groups. Contact numbers for parent education groups and parent helplines…
This information sheet presents findings from a national survey of 1,615 parents of children from birth to three years, conducted by Hart Research for ZERO TO THREE, which shows what is on the minds of fathers and what they need for support in nurturing their young child's healthy development. (Author abstract modified)
Although children eventually grow out of the Terrible Twos, they--and their fathers--face another developmental stage that can present similar challenges. In the pre-teen and teen years, the Other Terrible Toos can strain a dad's tolerance for his child's increasing desire for independence. In addition, the Other Terrible Toos can be a struggle for young people as they enter new environments and new relationships that test their values and self-discipline. This Spotlight suggests ways dads can recognize their children's virtues and character and help them learn to become responsible adults.…
This brief provides a summary of research findings on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program, a parent involvement, school readiness program that helps low literacy parents prepare their three- to five-year-old children for success in school and life. HIPPY programs provide a 30-week direct instruction program to at-risk parents focusing on language development, problem solving, perceptual discrimination, and other pre-academic skills. It is free to parents and delivered by home visitors who live in the same high need neighborhoods as the families they serve…
This webinar discussed ways in which fatherhood practitioners can help men understand: the impact of our own upbringing on our attitudes and approach to marriage and parenting; how different stages of marriage and child development impact a relationship; ways to balance the needs of your children with the needs of your wife; essential communication and conflict resolution skills; and, strategies to deal with the inevitable stresses of family life. (Author abstract)
Teens are becoming more independent, but they still need their parents' love, support, and guidance. This tip sheet helps parents understand typical teen behavior. It offers suggestions for how parents can use simple, everyday activities to reinforce their connection with their teens and show they care.