Intended for parents in North Dakota, this brochure explores key issues that need to be considered when contemplating leaving a child home alone. Feelings children and adolescents might experience when they are in self-care situations are explained, as well as guidelines that have been developed for different age groups. Parents are urged to consider key factors other than age when deciding if a child should be left alone, and safety tips are listed for ensuring the home is safe for children and that the children know what to do in emergencies.
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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.
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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)
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Unfortunately, many men behind bars are fathers in name only. This workbook will help to change this. Being a parent is a huge responsibility and this workbook aims to help incarcerated fathers understand this fact and to give them the guidance they need to meet the challenges that accompany being a dad. The job of a father is constantly changing. The author examines the differences of being a father of a small child as opposed to a teenager. This practical workbook looks at such topics as communication, discipline, reunification and more. This is a hands-on resource that should be given to…
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It is your job to help the offender prepare themselves for life on the outside. You may think this means helping them find a job or avoiding substance abuse issues. It certainly does, but another important area that needs to be addressed is the offender's family life. More specifically, they must take responsibility for their children. This manual, along with the workbook, will help you to prepare fathers for the tremendous responsibility that accompanies parenthood. This manual includes several reproducible worksheets and a participant certificate that can be given to all participants upon…
This article discusses the importance of making fathers comfortable during program activities, and offers tips on how to make a strong first impression.
Today more American children are growing up in homes without their biological father than at any other point in American history. Trends such as divorce and remarriage, as well as more children being born outside of marriage, result in a diminishing role of fathers in the daily lives of their children. Engaging fathers in the lives of their children becomes an even greater challenge when his children are involved in the public child welfare system. This is especially true in cases where the child has been removed from the home and placed in non-relative or stranger's care. Reunifying children…
This on-line survey will help you assess the degree to which your business' operations include helping fathers find a successful balance between the demands of their jobs and the commitments to their families.
Father involvement is critical for your Parents as Teachers program in many ways. First, both fathers and mothers bring unique skills to the parenting process and, collectively, enhance the development of their children. Second, by helping dads become more involved, responsible, and committed, they will be more likely to get involved in your program's personal visits, screenings, and group meetings thus providing greater support for their child's development. This tool will help you assess the degree to which your organization's operations encourage father involvement in the activities…