This document is to guide family services practitioners and fatherhood advocates in Minnesota as they work with fathers. The hope is that this information will help identify when an unmarried father is facing an issue that has important legal considerations or ramifications and provide some brief information. This is general educational information and not advice on any particular situation. More in-depth information on these topics can be found in the Unmarried Fathers? Guide to Paternity, Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support inMinnesota, at…
Sharing quality time with your family can build stronger relationships and foster a sense of wellbeing for all family members. The family vacation is a traditional part of the American summer and is intended to forge these family bonds in a relaxed environment. We all know that family vacations can often be expensive due to costs such as fuel, rental cars, food, lodging and even plane tickets. Don't despair! There are a variety of ideas for family fun both inside and outside of the house that will not break the bank. This tip sheet will offer some direction on how you can make that happen! (…
This information sheet includes seven ideas for how fathers can make laughter a part of their families' everyday activities. It also contains a list of topics for further discussion as well as recommendations for movies on video or DVD.
This information sheet provides advice on teaching children how to handle failures so they are not defeated by them but learn from them . It also contains a list of topics for further discussion as well as recommendations for books and movies.
This information sheet provides tips on how fathers can start building a more loving connection with his children by responding to several important needs. Children need a father who is: involved, accepting, affectionate, consistent, and available. The sheet also contains a list of topics for further discussion as well as recommendations for books and movies.
The latest in Healthy Teen Network's series of Fast Facts, this fact sheet explores the benefits of targeting boys and young men specifically in order to reduce teen pregnancy and early, unintended fatherhood and to promote the development of positive relationships between young fathers and their children. (Author abstract)
This fact sheet explains different types of domestic violence and the impact domestic violence has on families. Research findings are shared on the impact of domestic violence for fathers, children, father involvement, and fathers' partners, and the overall decrease in domestic violence victimization is noted. Charts are provided that illustrate differences in domestic violence victimization by subgroups, including differences by gender, age, race, socioeconomic status, and marital status. 1 figure, 5 tables, and 44 references.
This fact sheet shares research findings on the characteristics and outcomes of single father custodial families. Research results are cited on the implications of single fatherhood for fathers, father involvement, and children. Charts are then provided illustrating overall trends in single fatherhood and differences in single fatherhood by subgroups, including socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and educational attainment. 2 tables, 5 figures, and 3 references.
This information sheet provides tips on how fathers can not only build relationships with their children but also build their self confidence through consistent, positive communication and encouragement. The sheet also contains a list of topics for further discussion as well as recommendations for books and movies.
The quality of parents' romantic relationship has important implications for a father's involvement with his child. Both the quality of the mother-father relationship and the level and type of father involvement are critical for children's positive development. This fact sheet discusses the implications and importance of relationship quality on the well-being of fathers not only in their role as parents but also in other areas of their lives as well as its impact on fathers' involvement with their children. (Author abstract)