Successful reentry is one of the greatest challenges facing America today and, especially the future of our children. The greatest predictor of whether a child will wind up in prison is whether his parent(s)— namely, the father—was in prison. Despite the many daunting challenges that fathers face upon their release, connecting them with their children and family is perhaps the most strategic one to address because it breaks the generational nature of crime and incarceration.
Esta hoja informativa ofrece consejos sobre como enseñar a los niños a manejar sus errores y a no verlos como una derrota sino como una forma de aprendizaje.
This factsheet explains the importance of parental involvement for improving the lives of children and neighborhoods and discusses steps for increasing parental attendance at workshops and meetings. Steps include: make sure your announcements explain the benefits of the event; make the event convenient; use different strategies to get the word out about the event; make the event personal; and make the workshop fun. Specific tips are provided for implementing each step.
Fatherhood engagement involves a flexible approach where the engagement varies depending upon the father's risk levels and strengths. This list will help to assess risk/dangerousness and make decisions about how to engage a man who has a history of domestic violence. (Author abstract modified)
For the past five years, the federal government has supported a groundbreaking experiment in public policy affecting children and families through enhanced education and services targeted to fathers. In September 2006, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided 101 competitive grants to States, territories, tribal organizations, public and non-profit community agencies, and faith-based organizations for projects focused on promoting Responsible Fatherhood (RF). Many of these grants focused on low-income men--many of them offenders or ex-offenders--with a variety of…
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides basic information and statistics on bullying.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides proactive ways parents can prevent bullying.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides six tips to instill anti-bullying behavior in children.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides information on where to find anti-bullying resources and help.
This fact sheet defines social and emotional competence in children and offers tips for parents on how to guide development of social and emotional competence for their children.