For child support to be a reliable source of income for children, parents who are incarcerated need child support orders that reflect actual income. This fact sheet highlights opportunities to encourage incarcerated parents to engage with the child support system, to reduce or suspend orders during incarceration to avoid arrears, and to offer post-incarceration child support services.
For child support to be a reliable source of income for children, parents who are incarcerated need child support orders that reflect actual income. This chart, which reviews practices, laws, and policies in different jurisdictions, is a companion to the “Realistic Child Support Orders for Incarcerated Parents” fact sheet, PAID fact sheet No. 4.
Nearly half of children born to poor parents remained poor half their childhoods. Black children are especially disadvantaged: two-thirds of poor black newborns are persistently poor. Children who are poor early in life (age 0-2) are 30 percent less likely to complete high school than those first poor later in childhood, even after controlling for poverty duration and other factors. Reaching vulnerable children at birth is vital, as a childs early environment can affect brain development. This factsheet summarizes the report Child Poverty and Its Lasting Consequence". (Author abstract)
This practice guide draws on information gained from a research and assessment project by Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina that sought to identify key strategies for building the capacity and strength of North Carolina's fatherhood movement. The project involved the completion of a literature review on best practices and evidenced-based programs, an environmental scan of key national and local resources, and interviews with key stakeholders. Simultaneously, PCANC convened the Fatherhood Policy Committee, consisting of key stakeholders within State and community agencies that have been…
This National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Webinar, Effective Strategies for Working with Fathers Returning from Prison, held in July 2012 provided ideas and resources to guide work with fathers who are returning to the community from prison. The webinar included information on: Federal Department of Justice Prisoner Re-entry priorities, supports, and guidance; research findings from a review of Prisoner Re-entry programs; and, effective strategies and lessons learned from programs having success helping fathers who are returning from prison. Presenters included: Eugene Schneeberg…
This tip sheet is for safety-net service providers who are delivering or considering teaching marriage and relationship skills to individuals with lower literacy abilities. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet discusses how marriage and relationship education can assist youth as they initiate and manage their romantic relationships. It also provides helpful information for safety-net service providers on selecting appropriate programs and resources, as well as on engaging youth during the process. (Author abstract)
This fact sheet offers suggestions for ways that safety-net service providers can help non-custodial parents explore non-financial mechanisms for participating in their children's lives. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet discusses the common goals shared by the national Child Support Enforcement Program (CSE) and healthy marriage and relationship education. It also provides suggestions and resources on how to integrate relationship education into CSE services in order to facilitate the agency's promotion of healthy family relationships. (Author abstract)
The "Head Start and Early Head Start Relationship-Based Competencies for Staff and Supervisors who Work with Families" (RBCs) is a technical assistance resource that outlines the knowledge, skills, and actions for staff working with families in Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) programs. This document is a tool to assist programs with implementing the Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework. (Author abstract)