This tip sheet will provide guidance on 1) what a partner referral organization is, 2) why partner referral organizations are important, and 3) what you should look for in selecting partner referral organizations. (Author abstract)
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 fact sheet outlines how TANF funds can be used to fund programs that develop and maintain healthy marriages/families. (Author abstract)
Details the approach and goals of the Children's Bureau-funded Quality Improvement Center on Non-resident Fathers.
This tool will help you assess the degree to which your Head Start operations encourage father involvement in the activities and programs offered by your Head Start.
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.
This tool will help you assess the degree to which your school's operations encourage father involvement in the activities and programs offered by your school.
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…
The role of noncustodial fathers in the lives of low-income families has received considerable attention from policymakers and programs in recent years. While child support enforcement efforts have increased dramatically in recent years, there is evidence that many low-income fathers cannot afford to support their children financially without impoverishing themselves or their families. To address these complex issues, a number of initiatives have focused on developing services to help low-income fathers become more financially and emotionally involved with their families, and to help young…
The Toolkit is designed to help managers and practitioners meet the strong policy requirements for father-inclusive services coming from the Department for Children. Contents contain: Card 1. Toolkit for father-inclusive practice how to use this guide; Card 2. Why support father-child relationships?; Card 3. Step One: Agency Commitment; Card 4. Step Two: Finding out about local fathers; Card 5. Step three: workers and volunteers; Card 6. Step Four: Settings; Card 7. Step Five: Recruiting fathers; Card 8. Step Six: Services; Card 9. Step Seven: Partnerships and networks; Card 10. Step Eight:…