NRFC Quick Statistics and Research Reviews, Brief
This research brief covers the different stages of child development and highlights the impact resident fathers have on each stage of child development. This brief stresses the importance of positive father to child interactions. Resident fathers who demonstrate more sensitivity toward their children are shown to have a positive impact on the cognitive development of infants & toddlers (0-2) and early childhood (2-6) stages of development. This brief also discusses how resident fathers’ positive emotional involvement correlates to healthy socioemotional development in middle childhood…
NRFC Quick Statistics and Research Reviews, Brief
This research brief covers the different stages of child development and highlights the impact non-resident fathers have on each stage of child development. This brief shows the correlation between a father’s regular presence in a child’s life and healthy cognitive development in infants & toddlers (0-2) and early childhood (2-6). Social development and academic performance are shown to be negatively impacted by the lack of fatherhood involvement in the older childhood development stages of middle childhood (7-10), early adolescence (11-14), and late adolescence (15-18). Regular and…
The Research Review we present here has been compiled out of the realization that, in many policy areas, failure by policy makers and practitioners to address fathers' behaviour and concerns results in less than adequate provision for mothers and children. What is clear to us, is that the impact fathers have on their families, and, in particular, on their children -- an impact that is sometimes positive and sometimes negative -- is, in the main, going unrecognized. This Review is an attempt to fill this gap.
* Section 1 - Active Fatherhood in Context -- sets the scene * Section 2…
This Webinar focuses on working with young and teen fathers, including a program in California focusing on Latino fathers. (Author abstract)
This Webinar discusses funding and collaboration opportunities with the Office of Child Support Enforcement, primarily through the utilization of Access & Visitation grants. (Author abstract)
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Parenting programs have considerable potential to improve the mental health and well-being of children, improve family relationships, and benefit the community at large. However, traditional clinical models of service delivery reach relatively few parents. A public health approach is needed to ensure that more parents benefit and that a societal-level impact is achieved. The Triple P-Positive Parenting Program is a comprehensive, multilevel system of parenting intervention that combines within a single intervention universal and more targeted interventions for high-risk children and their…
Presented by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center on June 25, 2008, this 1 hour, 30 minutes webinar discusses key findings that have emerged from father involvement research and what they mean for fatherhood and marriage programming, research and policy developments that have lead to government sponsored programs that encourage responsible fatherhood and healthy marriages, and resources that marriage and fatherhood programs can use to strengthen their ability to understand and engage fathers and provide healthy marriage activities. The first presentation is offered by Dr. Natasha…
This brochure from the National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity Building Initiative discusses five strategies for forming an effective Board of Directors. The strategies include: conduct a board check-up, orient new board members, keep searching for new members, shape a board that possesses a mix of education, skills, information, and access to important networks such as donors, and implement strategies to boost board performance.
This brochure from the National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity Building Initiative discusses six strategies for creating a useful logic model that presents a visual display of the connections among the resources available to operate the program, current and planned activities, and changes or results the program hopes to achieve. The strategies include: understand the role of the logic model, evaluate the situation, identify inputs, determine outputs, envision outcomes, outline the model, and implement techniques for guiding program progress. A sample logic model is provided.
This brochure from the National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity Building Initiative discusses six strategies for enhancing staff and volunteer capabilities in programs promoting responsible fatherhood. The strategies include: develop workshops or training programs or take advantage of those offered by other organizations, agencies, or associations; have staff and volunteers attend regional and national conferences; use professional coaches to provide the customized guidance that program management, staff, or volunteers need; organize a peer mentoring group with other professionals who serve…