This video will inspire young dads to nurture their child's development as they deal with the life-changing realities of being a father. The DVD is divided into six easy-to-view sections: 1. Connect - child development, health and safety.2. Positive Discipline - setting limits and coping with frustration. 3. Take Care of Yourself - having personal goals, dealing with your own father. 4. Relating - resolving relationship conflict, "I" messages. 5. Work and Family - flexible hours, sharing work with your child, finding work. 6. Single Fatherhood - shared parenting, fathering from a distance…
This fact sheet explains the reasons married couples sometimes have difficulty communicating, urges couples to realize that a positive attitude and a win-win mentality will help, and recommends couples take a break from a discussion if communication becomes too difficult. Ground rules for communicating a message are then discussed and include: pick the right time, begin a conversation in a positive, non-threatening way; speak for yourself; be short and to the point; avoid making assumptions; stop, pause, and listen; and move on once you are sure your message has been understood.
"What works" in programs serving incarcerated fathers and fathers involved in the criminal justice system? Between 1991 and 1999, the percentage of children with an incarcerated father increased by 58 percent, and it was estimated that 721,500 state and federal prisoners, 93 percent of whom were male, had fathered at least one child under the age of 18. When a father is incarcerated, there are repercussions not only for himself, but also for his spouse or partner, and most importantly for his children. With rising rates of incarceration, there has been an increased interest in developing…
Training Materials, Other
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)
This article is the second part of a two-part series on reform to engage non-resident fathers in child welfare proceedings. The first part appeared in the August 2008 issue of Child CourtWorks and addressed individual obstacles and institutional barriers to engaging nonresident fathers. This part provides specific suggestions for improvement of the system. (Author abstract)
This article is the first part of a two-part series on reform to engage non-resident fathers in child welfare proceedings. It addresses individual obstacles and institutional barriers to engaging nonresident fathers.
What makes for a good teen fatherhood program? The timing of fatherhood is a powerful organizer of the paternal role. Early entry into fatherhood is a non-normative event and often accelerates role transitions. Even before they become fathers, teen fathers are a particularly vulnerable group of males whose family backgrounds and life-stressors tend to differ from older men and men who do not become fathers during adolescence. For many years, teen fathers were either overlooked or blamed for their role in teen pregnancy. However, interest in designing programs to reduce teen pregnancy, and…
NRFC Quick Statistics and Research Reviews, Brief
This fact sheet provides statistics from various years on the living arrangements of children by nativity of parents, parents' current labor force participation, poverty status, and age of child. Also included are statistics on the percent of children in father absent families by race, percent of children living with single parents by race/ethnicity and percent of children living with single parents by presence of cohabiting partners, family living arrangements by race, single parent family groups with own children under 18 by age of parent, and living arrangements of children by fathers'…
This tip sheet provides fathers with ten suggestions on how to be involved the lives of their school-aged daughters from simply listening to what they think, believe, feel, dream and do to learning from other fathers by sharing experiences, expertise and encouragement.
Fathers are a powerful, yet largely untapped resource in our society. On this site, you will learn how men can be better fathers, and how everyone can activate fathers to help enrich and strengthen our families, communities, organizations, workplaces, and schools. (Author abstract)