Fatherhood programs work with fathers to help them improve their parenting, relationship, and employment skills and generally strengthen families to improve outcomes for children. Some of the approaches to this work are universal, others are more culturally grounded. This webinar explored strategies that have proven successful in work with fathers from Latino backgrounds. Webinar Goals:
Participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:
Ways in which working with Latino fathers may differ from work with other dads.
Strategies that have proven successful in connecting…
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A Conversation—Men: What You Can Say and Do to Make a Difference promotes talking points for practitioners working with violent men and/or their families. This guide outlines promoting change, what women can say when in danger, what to say to a child witness, and why men batter.
Children benefit in many ways if their dads are involved in their lives. A positive father-child relationship can improve a child’s social skills, grades, and health. In addition, a healthy relationship between mom and dad makes it significantly more likely that a child will benefit from times spent with their dads. This infographic highlights the importance of father involvement on children. (Modified Author Abstract)
While in middle school, your student with a disability has been working on many of the skills he or she will need to function in high school. Your student has met new people, changed classes every period, navigated the hallways, worked with multiple teachers, and used a locker. In high school, your child may encounter additional new situations, such as: choosing elective classes, meeting graduation requirements, developing self-advocacy skills, dating, becoming a legal adult, and planning for employment or continued education after graduation. Some families may be concerned about their child’…
Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child, even if those dreams aren’t always openly expressed. When parents have a child with a disability, goals might need to be modified. This doesn’t mean expecting less of your child, but it may mean expecting something different than what you had envisioned. It’s important to understand the critical influence of having “high expectations” for your child. You need to instill those expectations in your youth and advocate for those expectations throughout the public school elementary and secondary transition process. (Author Abstract)
It is important to identify, discuss, and include accommodations and modifications necessary to meet the specific needs of a student in an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Students who receive services under a 504 Plan also need the same kind of individual attention to their plans for accommodations and modifications. The following checklist might be a good starting point for you and your child to think about his or her individual needs to include in the IEP or 504 Plan. Check the ones you believe would be most helpful. (Author abstract)
This series of eight fact sheets from MenCare and the Fatherhood Institute focuses on why and how to engage dads effectively. They are designed for an international audience of health, education, and social care professionals, policymakers, program managers and designers, researchers and evaluators, mothers and fathers. (Author abstract)
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This one-day training is designed to provide managers, frontline workers, and volunteers with knowledge to developand deliver services that will effectively engage fathers andmen. Mainstream human service and family strengtheningprograms are typically targeted to mothers, and as such, their content and delivery are often not sufficiently responsive to fathers’ specific experiences and needs. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet offers new dads, or soon-to-be dads, the best advice from friends of the Center as they start out on their fathering journey. (Author abstract modified)
Child Support programs and courts across the country are connecting noncustodial parents to job services as an alternative to jail, which has achieved promising results. Job services are effectively helping parents find work, stay employed, pay child support, and avoid crime - at relatively little cost. This comparative infographic, "Jobs Not Jail", contrasts the impactful cost and benefit differences between the two. It displays how work-oriented services are successfully leveraging and achieving compliance from noncustodial parents who were once unemployed or underemployed. (Author abstract)