Spending positive time with both parents promotes child well-being and is associated with better child support outcomes. Unmarried parents do not have systematic access to assistance in establishing parenting time orders, so stateand local child support programs have sought to address this service gap. This fact sheet highlights states and countiesthat coordinate the establishment of child support orders and parenting time agreements. Family violence safeguardsare always a critical component when addressing parenting time. (Author abstract)
OCSE recently launched Parenting Time Opportunities for Children, a pilot program to give child support agencies grants to develop, implement, and evaluate procedures to establish parenting time orders along with new child support orders. The goal is to learn more about how the child support program can safely and effectively give families opportunities to establish parenting time orders, thereby improving child well-being overall and related child support outcomes. This fact sheet introduces OCSE's Parenting Time Opportunities for Children grantees. (Author abstract)
Presented in English and in Spanish, this personal safety guide is designed to assist unaccompanied minors living in the United States. Information is provided on the wide variety of people who living the United States and ways young people can show respect for other people and their belongings, respect for individual space, and respect for other people's bodies. The guide also discusses being kind to friends, avoiding bullying, ways to handle strong feelings, and living with respect.
Presented in English and in Spanish, this guide is designed to assist unaccompanied adolescents living in the United States. Information is provided on the wide variety of people who living the United States and ways young people can show respect for other people and their belongings, respect for individual space, and respect for other people's bodies. The guide reviews characteristics of healthy relationships and also discusses being kind to friends, avoiding bullying, ways to handle strong feelings, and rights of unaccompanied minors.
Every man has a choice in determining what kind of father he will be. Government statistics report that 1 out of 3 males are reared without their biological father in the home. Reared himself by a single mother, Weathersby was determined to become the loving, caring husband and father he wished he had experienced while growing up. Journey to Fatherhood: Letter to My Unborn Child begins to break the cycle of absentee fatherhood. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet includes ways to deal with unpleasant feelings when teens want to spend less time with the parent, activities that parents and teens can do together, and strategies to make the most of the time together.
This fact sheet offers a brief overview of the first of seven concepts outlined in the Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET), Care for Self. Information is shared on why self-care, including physical, emotional/mental, sexual, and spiritual well-being, is so important to the health of romantic relationships. An overview is given on why encouraging Care for Self is important to child welfare services.
This fact sheet is for individuals and couples who are interested in learning more about self-care, including healthy eating, physical activity, regulating emotions, and sexual health and intimacy in order to make it easier to care, share, and connect with their partner and family.
This fact sheet defines intimate partner violence (IPV) including behaviors that are considered IPV, myths and misunderstandings about IPV, and information on how to get help.
Intended for adolescent fathers in foster care in Washington State, this tip sheet provides information on placement in foster care, father involvement, father rights, and responsibilities that a father has. A list of strategies teen fathers can use to take care of themselves and support the child and the mother of their child is provided.