Getting back into regular contact with your kids after a long absence is a special challenge. Many men feel defeated by the past or discouraged because they haven’t kept up with their kids. However, fathers matter a lot to kids, even if they have been absent. Knowing who your father is and that he cares for you is crucial. Kids get part of their identity from their fathers. If the only thing they have is absence, they can imagine it’s their fault or that they didn’t measure up in some way. As the father, you can do things for your child that no one else can. Here are some things to keep in…
Matthew Stagner, Executive Director of Chapin Hall, presented research that dispels the myth that low-income fathers are not involved with their children. Other panelists discussed characteristics of effective father engagement programs and how Georgia established a statewide fatherhood initiative that includes local programs and the cooperation of state agencies.
Esta hoja informativa provee consejos sobre como los padres pueden empezar a construir una conexión más amorosa con sus hijos; respondiendo a sus necesidades más importantes. Los niños necesitan un padre que se involucre, que sea comprensivo, afectuoso y consistente y que esté disponible.
This InfoSheet presents research findings from the 2006 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study, What About the Dads? Child Welfare Agencies' Efforts to Identify, Locate, and Involve Nonresident Fathers, which was conducted by the Urban Institute with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Based on this research, it offers ways in which caseworkers can locate and work with fathers to get them involved with their children.
Until recently, the situation and capabilities ofunmarried parents, and unmarried fathers inparticular, were not well known. This infosheet presents findings from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, which helps to fill the gap in reliable data available to guide policies and practice relating to unmarried parents.
This information sheet provides tips on how fathers can share stories about their family history with their children to help them to value both their heritage and who they are as individuals. The sheet also contains a list of topics for further discussion as well as recommendations for books and movies.
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…
This brochure from the National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity Building Initiative discusses six strategies for expanding fund development in programs promoting responsible fatherhood. The strategies include: translate your program's mission and strategic goals into financial requirements and develop an action-oriented fund development plan; outline a set of fundraising objectives that reflect the resources necessary to reach the program goals you identified during strategic planning; devise fund development strategies that focus on building long-term relationships with donors and funders…