Easy-to-read basics to help new parents get a great start. Includes baby's health, nutrition, safety and learning -- plus programs to help. Presentation slides on CD-ROM (2010) are available for purchase, allowing for easy presentation by your staff to clients.(Author abstract modified)
This is Strengthening Young Families' popular infant care handbook, in easy-to-read Spanish. It teaches the basics to help new parents get a great start. Includes baby's health, nurtition, safety and learning -- plus programs to help. (Author abstract modified)
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 guide is intended to help both family members and healthcare professionals who are working together to improve care for children with special healthcare needs. Joining together in multi-disciplinary teams, family members and providers are increasingly working as equal partners to improve care. Collaborating as equals may be new for family members and providers. This guide includes information and guidance on how to get the most out of this potentially powerful partnership. (Author abstract)
This publication offers information for parents and caregivers on adolescent cognitive development and offers tips for social service agents and parents on how to encourage healthy cognitive development.
This publication includes information on healthy change for individuals in relationships.
This publication describes the three stages of marriage and offers strategies for couples on how to have a healthy long-term commitment.
This booklet is intended to help parents build coping skills in their children during and after a military deployment. The goal is to bring needed support and understanding to the process and to maintain the family well being. Specific and practical guidelines for parents are presented in order to identify age-related reactions and focus on appropriate intervention strategies. By using the information and techniques in this booklet and adding your own unique perspective and expertise, you will become more knowledgeable and better prepared to assist your child during the deployment and…
Researchers from demography, developmental psychology, sociology, evolutionary psychology, economics, and the public policy field have examined various aspects of the impact of father involvement on child development. This book summarizes the methodology and findings from research within each of these disciplines to provide a multidisciplinary perspective of the subject. Common themes across areas of interest include the definition of fatherhood and the dimensions of the construct; the individual and environmental variables that explain fathering; the impact of father involvement at each…
To provide a context for discussion of father engagement when parents separate or divorce, this chapter begins with three brief sections summarizing research on married and cohabiting couples. A burgeoning literature indicates that fathers play an important role in their children's development, a role that is often quite different than that of mothers. Further, a plethora of recent studies show that when parents have high levels of unresolved conflict, or cold and withdrawn relationships, their children are at risk for behavioral, social, and emotional symptoms, as well as difficulties…