All states have programs that give unmarried parents the opportunity to acknowledge the father’s paternity of the newborn at the hospital. States must also help parents acknowledge paternity up until the child’s eighteenth birthday through vital records offices or other offices designated by the state. Even if the parents plan to marry after their baby is born, establishing paternity helps to protect the relationship between the child and the father.
This fact sheet focuses on the incidence of unintentional injury deaths for adolescents in South Dakota ages 14-19. It explains that from 1999 to 2010 unintentional injuries were the nation’s leading cause of death in age groups 1 to 44, that motor vehicle traffic was the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States and in South Dakota, and from 1999-2010 the death rate from motor vehicle traffic for the 14 to 19 age cohort in the United States was 19 per 100,000, and 33 per 100,000 in South Dakota. It emphasizes that South Dakota exceeds the nation for all age groups and…
This fact sheet explores results of the 2009/2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) and compares and contrasts the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s six outcomes for South Dakota and the nation. It begins with background information on the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Maternal and Child Health Services Black Grant, and the six core outcomes that describe what families should expect for the service system. The six care areas are: partnering with families in shared decision-making for child’s optimal health; coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care…
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.
To help men navigate life as dads, the National Center for Fathering developed an online tool: the Championship Fathering Profile, or CFP. Based on answers to a series of questions, the tool helps dads assess their fathering: where they're strong and where they have room to improve. The National Center for Fathering believes there is great value in dads getting feedback on how they're doing. Taking time to measure their progress as a dad is vital if they want to do their best for their kids. It only takes about twenty minutes to complete. (Author abstract modified)
This profile finds a wide variation in the share of children living with two married biological parents. Approximately 59% of these children reside in half of the U.S.' states. Children living with two married biological parents comprise the largest share in the Western region (top 25%), while children residing in the Southern region comprise the smallest share (bottom 25%). (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.