Intended for parents in North Dakota, this brochure explores key issues that need to be considered when contemplating leaving a child home alone. Feelings children and adolescents might experience when they are in self-care situations are explained, as well as guidelines that have been developed for different age groups. Parents are urged to consider key factors other than age when deciding if a child should be left alone, and safety tips are listed for ensuring the home is safe for children and that the children know what to do in emergencies.
In 1993, the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) published a 61-page review of Army family research entitled What We Know About Army Families. This report summarized research findings from approximately 70 studies on American military families and the implications of that research for Army policymakers, program managers, unit leaders, and supervisors. The goal of What We Know About Army Families was to disseminate research-based information and recommendations about Soldiers and their families throughout the Army community to help strengthen retention,…
Includes 5 ways to help before a crisis, 7 ways to help during a crisis, and 3 ways to help after a crisis.
Intended for parents, this handout explains 24 ways to prevent child abuse. Strategies include eight ways to make a home safe, five ways to give your child trust, six ways to give your child independence, and five ways to give your child self-esteem. Parents are urged to discipline with short time-outs, interview babysitters, never strike a child in anger, listen to their child, be consistent, teach respect, speak love, give a hug a day, and recognize that quality time is quantity time.
Intended for parents, this fact sheet explains the following seven standards of effective parenting: value your child, nurture your child, teach your child, speak the truth, discipline your child, encourage your child, and never give up. Examples of implementing these standards are provided.
This research summary reports results from a 2006 study of Missouri children who participated in Parents as Teachers and other early childhood experiences. Researchers investigated the impact of pre-kindergarten services on 7,710 Missouri children's readiness for school and performance on state assessments at the end of the early elementary years. (Author abstract)
This paper explains the different ways that parents benefit from participating in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program (HIPPY), a home-based early intervention program that helps parents teach skills important to school readiness and success to their 3 to 5-year-old children. This free service is delivered by HIPPY home visitors who live in targeted high-need communities. The paper begins by explaining the HIPPY model and findings on the effectiveness of the HIPPY program. A chart is then provided that lists the reasonable, anticipated outcomes that will result…
This tip sheet will provide guidance on 1) what a partner referral organization is, 2) why partner referral organizations are important, and 3) what you should look for in selecting partner referral organizations. (Author abstract)
This report is a summary of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence's publication Supporting Young Fathers: Examples of Promising Practice (2007). It is based on research which explored interesting and innovative examples of work with young fathers from around England. The report was developed to address the lack of information about promising practice in working with young fathers, particularly in terms of those working with teenage and school-age fathers.The TSA was commissioned by the Teenage Pregnancy Unit (TPU) at the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to collate examples of…
This document contains Section One - Introduction of the report Supporting Young Fathers: Promising Practices. Founded on a series of in-depth individual and focus group interviews with practitioners, this guide provides practical advice and illustrative examples of promising practice of work with young fathers. It helps to de-mystify young fathers work for less experienced practitioners whilst also offering useful 'hints and tips' for more experienced practitioners. (Author abstract modified)