This fact sheet begins by providing information on the incidence of child sexual abuse and the services of the Children's Response Center. Components of a medical exam are then explained, as well as the stress symptoms children may experience before or after others learn of the abuse. Feelings parents might experience after learning of the sexual abuse are also discussed, as well as types of counseling available for children and parents. Strategies are offered for protecting a child from further abuse and minimizing the emotional trauma of a child who has been sexually abused. Finally, the…
This document provides answers to twelve commonly asked questions regarding supervised parenting time and other visitation-related issues.
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.
Early adolescence can be a challenging time for children and parents alike. Parents often feel unprepared and they may view the years from 10through 14 as a time just "to get through." However, research and common sense tell us that this view is very limited. During the earlyadolescent years, parents and families can greatly influence the growth and development of their children. We sell our children short if we expectlittle from them and we sell ourselves short if we believe that we have no influence.
Ask DrSears.com's ten tips to help fathers become disciplinarians. Tips include: start early, start at "the bottom", be trustworthy, provide structure, give positive messages, be a role model, be involved in your child's activities, model healthy sexuality, keep connected while apart, and be a father and a provider.
Most children in foster care are not living with their fathers at the time they are removed from their homes, and once in substitute care, these children may experience even less contact with their nonresident fathers. Yet fathers and their relatives represent half of a child's potential family connections and kin resources. If ignored, important social or financial support for the child may be missed as permanency planning is conducted. Fathers or their relatives may be potential substitute caregivers for the child, may support a reunification plan with child support, respite or other…
An essential goal of youth league administrators and coaches is to foster within young players (and parents) an appreciation for the value and responsibilities of being on a team. This objective can be achieved by setting team-building goals to which every team member can aspire. This article discusses the value of good sportsmanship and how this helps children to develop community values and strong relationships. (Author abstract, modified)
Involved dads or other men are essential in a child's life. This fact sheet illustrates a few ways that men can develop a positive relationship with their children. Fact sheet adapted from the book Understanding Children by Richard Saul Wurman and Civitas, c2002.
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.
National Fatherhood Initiative brochure on ten ways to become a better dad. Ten tips include: respect your children's mother, spend time with your children, earn the right to be heard, discipline with love, be a role model, be a teacher, eat together as a family, read to your children, show affection, and realize that a father's job is never done.