The following is a list of suggestions that you can use to maintain the attachment to your children from inside a prison. (Author abstract)
Federal policies are promoting father involvement in families to improve developmental, academic, and economic outcomes for children. This information packet provides an overview of issues related to fatherhood initiatives for providers and consumers of social services. It includes a fact sheet of statistics about effects of fatherlessness, a summary of policies and legislation, and lists of references and web resources. The innovative Georgia Fatherhood Program also is profiled.
The Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund supports a variety of programs that promote father-child relationships, including the Fatherhood Initiative and the Fathers and Family Network for professionals. This guide describes services sponsored by the Fatherhood Initiative and provides information about additional resources for fathers and professionals. The directory lists programs offered throughout Massachusetts, as well as national organizations, web sites, and books about fathering. Activity and idea pages recommend strategies for becoming a better father, meeting the developmental needs of…
This fact sheet is the ninth in the series of Fact on Kids in South Dakota. Each issue takes a look at the specific indicator of child well-being. The focus on this issue is on families and fathers. To grow up safe and healthily children today needs support from the school, the community and most importantly their family. (Author abstract)
In each of 26 alphabetically arranged chapters, this book offers a vision and easy-to-implement actions that enable husbands and moms to change the way they "do family".
Ken Canfield discusses ways committed dads can deal with their children's disrespectful behavior.
A brief summary of the differences in parenting styles between fathers and mothers.
This publication gives information to help both parents remain involved in their child's life after divorce. It lists ideas to help nonresidential parents maintain a strong relationship with their child, gives tips on how both parents can cooperate for their child's sake, and offers resources for coping with guilt. (Author abstract)
What happens to children when their parent is released from jail or prison? The answers vary. It depends in part, on the quality of the attachment to that parent before and during incarceration.(Adalist-Estrin, 1993) Another factor is the extent of the trauma created by the parent’s offense, arrest, and imprisonment. (Johnston, 1992)
The child’s adjustment to a parent’s parole is also significantly related to the presence and quality of protective factors and support systems that were available during the incarceration period and upon release. (Gaynes, 1994, Johnston, 1993) Finally…
Low-income fathers share many of the same characteristics as women on welfare--low literacy, poor employment history and low-wage employment. This fact sheet proposes ways in which policymakers can build services to help fathers. Suggestions include (but are not limited to): Develop networks of local providers to provide men with employment assistance; use state institutions to refer low-income fathers to local service providers; identify "nontraditional partners" like voluntarypaternity establishment programs, HealthyStart and Head Start--to connect fathers withneeded services; connect with…