Nearly half of children born to poor parents remained poor half their childhoods. Black children are especially disadvantaged: two-thirds of poor black newborns are persistently poor. Children who are poor early in life (age 0-2) are 30 percent less likely to complete high school than those first poor later in childhood, even after controlling for poverty duration and other factors. Reaching vulnerable children at birth is vital, as a childs early environment can affect brain development. This factsheet summarizes the report Child Poverty and Its Lasting Consequence". (Author abstract)
This tip sheet highlights some of the mechanisms that low- and moderate-income couples can use to build assets and begin the journey to becoming debt free. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet reviews the concept of parenting styles, including two key elements of parenting: parental responsiveness (i.e., warmth or supportiveness) and parental demandingness (i.e., behavioral control). (Author abstract)
This tip sheet provides suggestions to help safety-net service providers raise consciousness and help couples start off on the path to improving their health and wellbeing, benefitting individuals and promoting stability for couples and families. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet summarizes what is known about the couple relationships of service members after deployment and recommends ways in which safety-net service providers can offer support to them in maintaining successful couple relationships. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet focuses on ways to merge healthy marriage and relationship education into child welfare services, focusing primarily on family preservation services, rather than unsafe situations where a child is removed. (Author abstract)
This fact sheet offers suggestions for ways that safety-net service providers can help non-custodial parents explore non-financial mechanisms for participating in their children's lives. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet discusses the common goals shared by the national Child Support Enforcement Program (CSE) and healthy marriage and relationship education. It also provides suggestions and resources on how to integrate relationship education into CSE services in order to facilitate the agency's promotion of healthy family relationships. (Author abstract)
This fact sheet provides tips for families on healthy communication such as active listening and thoughtful speaking. Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet describes the harms that stress can put on the lives of individuals and families and provides helpful tips for managing stress.Note: PDF version available.