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 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.
Health insurance coverage is integral to the well-being of American children, providing greater access to basic health care services and the timely treatment of illness. Recent policy efforts have been expanded to provide coverage to a broader number of children. This profile summarizes the latest trends in children's health insurance coverage. (Author abstract modified)
This Web page contains resources from the National Center for Family & Marriage Research's 2012 annual research conference. The goal of this conference was to move forward the understanding of fathers and fathering in contemporarycontexts and examine their linkages to well-being. Thepanel of interdisciplinary researchers discussed cuttingedge topics on fatherhood and fathering by sharing newtheoretical, empirical, methodological, and measurementinsights. Further, researchers addressed how their workinforms current policy debates.Substantive topics included:* Resident Fathers* Nonresident…
This resource guide is intended to assist community and faith-based organizations seeking to learn about programs of the Administration for Children and Families, Federal, State and local grant opportunities and responsibilities, and capacity building toolkits and resources. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet addresses how safety net service providers can effectively utilize marriage and relationship education to assist the children, couples, and families served. It also provides examples of helpful strategies and addresses the importance of using research-based principles. (Author abstract)
Healthy marriage and relationship education encompasses a broad array of educational services designed to help adults and children experience healthy relationships. Most healthy marriage and relationship education programs focus on enhancing relationship skills such as communication, conflict resolution, and financial management. This fact sheet provides information about how safety-net service providers can provide healthy marriage and relationship education services in an effort to promote safety, stability, and self-sufficiency for families. (Author abstract)
This set of three slide presentations shares findings on the effectiveness of home visiting programs in engaging fathers. The first presentation discusses findings from a study that reviewed research on programs and services to support fathers, including the use of home visiting programs. It found home-visiting programs for fathers are uncommon but may be increasing, most programs are an expansion of services offered to mothers and children, programs may have difficulty convincing families and staff that the programs are for men, and that there is insufficient research to evaluate the…