Training Materials, Other
The Money Habitudes Workshop/Training DVD is designed to be used with Money Habitudes cards. It may be used to educate those using the cards, as a tool to help train-the-trainer, or as an interactive component in workshops or meetings. The DVD is also a useful way for individuals and couples to learn about their own Money Habitudes and understand how they can support or sabotage achieving their life and financial goals. The 26-minute DVD is divided into four sections: Introduction and overview to how we develop our habits and attitudes about money (12 minutes); How to use the cards (4 minutes…
This fact sheet offers steps that single parents can take to take control of their finances and includes charts that individuals can use to calculate expenses, income, and budget.
The high proportion of children born outside marriage -- 37 percent in 2005 -- has raised concern among policymakers about the quality and stability of unmarried parents' relationships. In response, the federal government's Healthy Marriage Initiative provides funding to programs aimed at strengthening the bonds between unmarried parents through activities such as relationship counseling and building communication skills. The initiative also provides funding for "responsible fatherhood programs" that provide counseling and mentoring on topics such as good parenting practices.
This research brief discusses findings from the Fragile Families Study (FFS) on the involvement of unmarried fathers with their babies during the first year. It compares the involvement of fathers in Newark, New Jersey with other unmarried fathers and offers recommendations for programming that would encourage father involvement. Findings from the study indicate 96% of the unmarried fathers in Newark said they wanted to be involved in their children's lives, and that fathers who were older, not born in the United States, were employed, had no children by other partners, had no history of…
In these Through the Years articles, Sesame Workshop experts discuss how fathers help their children grow. They cover the crucial impact of family relationships on child development. As a child grows, his interactions with family members shape his personality and create the basis for the ways in which he will relate to other important people in his life. (Author abstract modified)
Starting a conversation with another parent can sometimes be a little intimidating. Dads can feel a little awkward in starting or carrying on a parenting conversation, particularly if they don't know the other person in that conversation well (or at all). This fact sheet offers tips on connecting with other parents including finding other dads with similar interests, the best ways to initiate contact, as well as what kinds of conversations to have with women with children. (Author abstract modified)
Examples are provided of repentant fathers who took the initiative to restore and rebuild their relationships with their children, and strategies are discussed for becoming a growing father. Strategies include making a commitment to children, fathering with a long-range perspective in mind, and using sources of ongoing encouragement such as the mother of the children, fathering education, training materials, and accountability partners. Fathers are urged to be willing to adjust to meet the developmental needs of children, and specific action points are listed.
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Unfortunately, many men behind bars are fathers in name only. This workbook will help to change this. Being a parent is a huge responsibility and this workbook aims to help incarcerated fathers understand this fact and to give them the guidance they need to meet the challenges that accompany being a dad. The job of a father is constantly changing. The author examines the differences of being a father of a small child as opposed to a teenager. This practical workbook looks at such topics as communication, discipline, reunification and more. This is a hands-on resource that should be given to…
Training Materials, Book
It is your job to help the offender prepare themselves for life on the outside. You may think this means helping them find a job or avoiding substance abuse issues. It certainly does, but another important area that needs to be addressed is the offender's family life. More specifically, they must take responsibility for their children. This manual, along with the workbook, will help you to prepare fathers for the tremendous responsibility that accompanies parenthood. This manual includes several reproducible worksheets and a participant certificate that can be given to all participants upon…
This is a short Dads & Daughters self-assessment quiz. It's a quick way to understand how well you're doing as your daughter's father.