This newsletter provides information on the number of children with incarcerated parents, the impact of the incarceration, and intervention strategies. It begins with statistics on the incidence of children with incarcerated parents and a discussion of the risks children face when their parents are incarcerated. Feelings children experience are described, as well as factors that promote resiliency. Information is then provided on goals for interventions and supports for children whose parents are incarcerated. Recommended practices are discussed for arrest practices, child placement,…
As the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood projects have entered their second year of program operations and continue to move forward with data collection and reporting activities, an increasing number of grantees have been asking for more clarification regarding OFA?s expectations around data collection, reporting, and evaluation. To respond to these queries and provide consistent information for all grantees, we have developed this memorandum in order to summarize the evaluation requirements (as specified in the program announcements), to provide an overview of how these…
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) was created to help Office of Family Assistance (OFA) Promoting Responsible Fatherhood grantees in their important work to improve the lives of fathers, families, and children throughout their communities.
This presentation provides an overview of logic models and their role in promoting strong organizations.
This fact sheet outlines how TANF funds can be used to fund programs that develop and maintain healthy marriages/families. (Author abstract)
Not living in the same household as one's young child makes it difficult for a father to maintain contact with and involvement in the child's life. Further, research shows a link between fathers' lack of social and financial involvement in their children's lives and negative child outcomes, such as problem behaviors and low academic achievement. This fact sheet discusses the implications and importance of nonresident fatherhood. (Author abstract)
Fathers who abuse drugs not only hurt themselves but they hurt the closest people in their lives. While illicit substance use rates for men have declined since the 1970s, these rates remain higher for men than for women. This drug use is more common among young, less educated unmarried men in minority groups than among other fathers. This fact sheet discusses the implications of drug use for fathers and their families.
The teen birth rate has continued to decline after peaking in 1991. Yet some teens are still becoming fathers at a young age. Research indicates that this early fatherhood typically is unintended, regularly occurs outside of marriage, and has implications for teen fathers, their children, and their families. Some key demographic differences shape who becomes a teenage father, as well as the consequences of being a teen father. This fact sheet discusses the importance and implications of teen fatherhood
This tool will help you assess the degree to which your Head Start operations encourage father involvement in the activities and programs offered by your Head Start.
Father involvement is critical for your Parents as Teachers program in many ways. First, both fathers and mothers bring unique skills to the parenting process and, collectively, enhance the development of their children. Second, by helping dads become more involved, responsible, and committed, they will be more likely to get involved in your program's personal visits, screenings, and group meetings thus providing greater support for their child's development. This tool will help you assess the degree to which your organization's operations encourage father involvement in the activities…