This Best Practices Tool-Kit aims to systematically identify empirical evidence regarding prison programs and practices for incarcerated parents and their children. It highlights several practices and program strategies that are proven, promising or exemplary best practices and provides references for more extensive reading, if desired. The objective of the tool kit is to offer a sound evidence base that will better inform policymakers, practitioners and researchers on prison programs and practices geared toward building the parental skills of incarcerated parents. (Author abstract)
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 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 report, prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada, Population Health Fund Project: Father Involvement for Healthy Child Outcomes: Partners Supporting Knowledge Development and Transfer, explored the question: What are the theoretical and empirical foundations for justifying investments in promoting and reinforcing positive father's involvement as indirect investments in children's health? One objective of this report is to bring forward some possible conceptual frameworks for generating hypotheses about how fathers may contribute to children's health. A second objective is to bring…
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides advice on how to communicate with teachers and other leaders at your child's school if you're dealing with bullying.
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides a list of ways to support your child through this very painful experience.
The different role(s) men have in fathering, ideology building and as a spouse/mate has changed with societal demands and the evolving definition of being a Man. This fatherhood survey was created to gauge what men throughout Delaware felt about: the institution of marriage and the influence of government and religion on their raising a family. (Author abstract)
This brief discusses the increasing number of households that have non-resident fathers and the results of a study of 1,958 children who were removed from the home where the father did not reside. Telephone interviews with 1,222 caseworkers indicated: 88% of the non-resident fathers were identified; 55% had fathers who had been contacted by the caseworker; 30% of the fathers visited their child; and 28% of the fathers expressed interest in their children living with them. It describes the purpose and proposed activities of a federally funded 5-year project designed to sponsor research and…