This paper explains the different ways that parents benefit from participating in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program (HIPPY), a home-based early intervention program that helps parents teach skills important to school readiness and success to their 3 to 5-year-old children. This free service is delivered by HIPPY home visitors who live in targeted high-need communities. The paper begins by explaining the HIPPY model and findings on the effectiveness of the HIPPY program. A chart is then provided that lists the reasonable, anticipated outcomes that will result…
This Best Practices Tool-Kit aims to systematically identify empirical evidence regarding prison programs and practices for incarcerated parents and their children. It highlights several practices and program strategies that are proven, promising or exemplary best practices and provides references for more extensive reading, if desired. The objective of the tool kit is to offer a sound evidence base that will better inform policymakers, practitioners and researchers on prison programs and practices geared toward building the parental skills of incarcerated parents. (Author abstract)
This fact sheet offers information for single parents on child behavior and offers tips on positive parenting.
This paper provides an overview of the way that men approach parenting and the effects that their involvement has on their children's development. The report includes research on child development outcomes; father absence; men's development; co-parental relationships; non-residential fathers; fathers, work, and family; and measures of father involvement. (Author abstract)
This report, prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada, Population Health Fund Project: Father Involvement for Healthy Child Outcomes: Partners Supporting Knowledge Development and Transfer, explored the question: What are the theoretical and empirical foundations for justifying investments in promoting and reinforcing positive father's involvement as indirect investments in children's health? One objective of this report is to bring forward some possible conceptual frameworks for generating hypotheses about how fathers may contribute to children's health. A second objective is to bring…
This research summary largely focuses on the benefits that dads can bring to their children's and their partner's lives, as well as to the wider economy. (Author abstract)
In these Through the Years articles, Sesame Workshop experts discuss how fathers help their children grow. They cover the crucial impact of family relationships on child development. As a child grows, his interactions with family members shape his personality and create the basis for the ways in which he will relate to other important people in his life. (Author abstract modified)
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This 850-page curriculum with Strengthening Families protective factors woven throughout includes facilitator resources and detailed group meeting plans and activities to make it easy to engage young people. Dads receive special focus, not just in the meeting plans for dads but also in material for moms. Five units address topics in the areas of personal development, health and safety, parenting skills, child development and using community resources. (Author abstract)Note: The curriculum includes a CD with parent handouts.
Examples are provided of repentant fathers who took the initiative to restore and rebuild their relationships with their children, and strategies are discussed for becoming a growing father. Strategies include making a commitment to children, fathering with a long-range perspective in mind, and using sources of ongoing encouragement such as the mother of the children, fathering education, training materials, and accountability partners. Fathers are urged to be willing to adjust to meet the developmental needs of children, and specific action points are listed.
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This toolkit provides essential reading for those running a young fatherhood programme with young men aged 13-19. The programme's 11 sessions and 44 activities cover: knowing ourselves and others; understanding values and beliefs; problem solving and risk taking; what it means to be a man; relationships; sex and sexual health; what babies need; being a good dad; dads and the law and safety and first aid. Activities have been piloted in a variety of settings including, parenting projects, leaving care services and YOI's. (Author abstract)