The author dissects myths and facts to assist students, parents, and teachers in thinking critically about Thanksgiving.
This resource from the RIDGE Project serves as an example of a job description for a fatherhood regional coordinator position. This resource can be used a guide for your organization to create a description for positions at your organization.
The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to outline the partnership relationship of the State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) with The RIDGE Project in creating safer communities and healthier families. This MOU is entered into as a written agreement of an existing relationship of service provision by The RIDGE Project within correctional institutions governed by the ODRC.
This MOU can be used as a guide if your organization is looking to create or be apart of an MOU.
Fathers are models to their children. Through your example, you provide a model of what fatherhood and manhood are all about and teach many lessons about life, relationships, and responsibility. It’s about how you treat other people, spend your time and money, and handle the joys and stresses of life. Even when children seem to be ignoring you, they are aware of how you conduct yourself. This resource provides tips for you to put being a good role model into practice.
Money Habitudes is a simple but powerful tool to help people talk about money. The award-winning decks of cards are easy to use and provide new insights in a fun, game-like format. They can be used by professionals and non-professionals when working with individuals, couples or groups. Often used as an introductory exercise or icebreaker, they also work well as a standalone activity or as a module within a larger program. Used for sessions between 15 minutes and 2 hours, the cards are frequently included as part of programs that include: pre-marital, marriage enrichment, couples counseling,…
Fatherwork provides stories, ideas, and activities to encourage generative fathering. Fatherwork contains over 300 pages of information, including stories from fathers illustrating "fatherwork" across various contexts (across the lifespan, in challenging circumstances, etc.); the authors' ideas on generative fathering including their theory, numerous metaphors of fathering in many contexts; and hundreds of activities that fathers can do with children of various ages. (Author abstract modified)
This InfoSheet includes 10 steps for involving fathers in the early literacy development of their children. (Author abstract modified)
This InfoSheet attempts to define what a "good father" is in terms of generative fathering, which is a is a way of looking at the role of fatherhood through a lens of asset-based development with a presumption that most fathers want to help the next generation to live a better life.
This InfoSheet seeks to aid organizations and agencies that want to add a father-specific program or a father-recruitment goal to their existing social serviceprogramming or educational calendar. (Author abstract)
For researchers, practitioners, and fathers themselves, the challenges facing low-income fathers are interrelated. If fathers are unemployed or underemployed, it is much harder to pay child support and maintain necessary health insurance for themselves and their families. Also, many low-income fathers are incarcerated, which makes it extremely difficult to provide financial support for their families. Upon reentry, their criminal records have a negative impact on their ability to find and hold jobs which, in turn, makes it more difficult to connect or reconnect with their children. These…