Includes 5 ways to help before a crisis, 7 ways to help during a crisis, and 3 ways to help after a crisis.
Intended for parents, this handout explains 24 ways to prevent child abuse. Strategies include eight ways to make a home safe, five ways to give your child trust, six ways to give your child independence, and five ways to give your child self-esteem. Parents are urged to discipline with short time-outs, interview babysitters, never strike a child in anger, listen to their child, be consistent, teach respect, speak love, give a hug a day, and recognize that quality time is quantity time.
Intended for parents, this fact sheet explains the following seven standards of effective parenting: value your child, nurture your child, teach your child, speak the truth, discipline your child, encourage your child, and never give up. Examples of implementing these standards are provided.
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)
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This article discusses the challenges of theorizing and modeling father-child relationships in a developmentally sensitive context. Challenges to the creation of comprehensive theories are briefly discussed and concerns with conceptualizations of father involvement are reviewed. An alternative view of father-child relationships is garnered from meta-analytic perspectives. Affective climate, behavioral style and relational synchrony are identified as factors that always matter in father-child relationships regardless of the age of gender of the child, the context of fathering, or moderating…
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Theory and research suggest that the transition to parenthood is a major life transition, and that adaptation to the parenting role is influenced by a complex set of factors, including the relationship with the child's mother, family of origin, and how the father is situated within sociocultural contexts. The father-mother relationship is particularly important for men making the transition to fatherhood. This study examined patterns of fathering among young fathers (15?24 years) and investigated how fathers' relationships with the mothers of their young children (infants and toddlers) were…
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…
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides advice on how to communicate with teachers and other leaders at your child's school if you're dealing with bullying.
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides a list of ways to support your child through this very painful experience.