Child welfare and related professionals often struggle to find parent education programs and modalities that can help at-risk parents make long-lasting changes in their parenting practices. This article describes The Video Home Training (VHT) and Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), two evidence-based, strengths-based programs that rely on video feedback that have shown promising results for parents and others.
Fact Sheet, Other
Intended to inform fathers in King County, Washington, this brochure reviews the mission of Child Protective Services (CPS) to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect, provide services to help both parents, and protect the child. Information is provided on dependency cases, free legal assistance resources, the rights and responsibilities of fathers, contact information for complaints about CPS, and resource information for finding an attorney in King County.
This guide reviews parental rights for incarcerated parents in Michigan. Presented in a question-and-answer format, the guide provide information on how a criminal record affects parental rights, child custody during incarceration, paperwork that needs to be completed if children with be with friends or a family member, children placed in foster care, child visitation, termination of parental rights, participation in court hearings about children, child support, the role of the Friend of the Court office, parole or probation conditions that prevent contact with children, reunification, and…
Other, Fact Sheet
This fact sheet assures parents that there is no such thing as a perfect parent and urges them to find their own parenting style. Suggestions are made to help parents find their parenting style, including: taking care of themselves, getting a handle on stress, don't self-medicating with drugs or alcohol, don't try to run a child-centered home, put a high priority on building and keeping a close and healthy relationship with your spouse, and find support in your neighborhood, church, special interest groups, or parenting groups. Contact numbers for parent education groups and parent helplines…
This webinar discussed ways in which fatherhood practitioners can help men understand: the impact of our own upbringing on our attitudes and approach to marriage and parenting; how different stages of marriage and child development impact a relationship; ways to balance the needs of your children with the needs of your wife; essential communication and conflict resolution skills; and, strategies to deal with the inevitable stresses of family life. (Author abstract)
This webinar discussed issues to help participants improve knowledge and understanding of: the scope of homelessness in the United States; the impact of homelessness on fathers and families; successful strategies for working with homeless fathers; and, ways in which fatherhood programs can work directly or in partnership with other community agencies to help homeless fathers and families. (Author abstract)
This Webinar discussed issues including: monitoring data for the purpose of program improvement, logic models, process evaluation, and the Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) project. (Author abstract)
This Webinar discussed issues including: definitions of domestic violence, implications and strategies for fatherhood programs, and domestic violence and fatherhood program partnerships. (Author abstract)
The US Congress has passed TANF Reauthorization with $75 million allocated for responsible fatherhood and $75 million for healthy marriage programming for fiscal year 2011. The total amount for responsible fatherhood programming was increased from $50 million to $75 million, while the total amount for healthy marriage programming was reduced from $100 million to $75 million.
The article presents a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama delivered at a Father's Day event at the Town Hall Education Arts & Recreation Campus (THEARC) in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 2010, in which he discussed the role of fathers in the lives of their children, the importance of the presence of a father to his children and the responsible fatherhood campaign called Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.