Making a plan to quit smoking is the first step to quitting for good. This website offers fact-based information to help smokers and/or family and friends of smokers to make decisions and assist with the struggles of quitting smoking--through education and support--in order to have a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones and their children.
This website provides support to parents with the insights, skills, and tools necessary to build the meaningful connections that parents and children need to thrive. Resources include free parenting advice, parenting tools (for purchase), a blog, and online community through social media and discussion groups.
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Have you ever wished that your child came with an instruction manual? Sesame Street Tool Kits are the next best things. They provide opportunities to build closeness and confidence, make learning fun, and keep your child's world safe and secure.Topics include: asthma, autism, divorce, finances, healthy habits, illness, incarceration, military families, school readiness, and more. (Author abstract modified)
Many of the fathers who participate in fatherhood programs may have experienced trauma. However, they are not always easy to identify, so it is important for programs to be “trauma-informed” to provide reliable and effective services for all fathers. This brief highlights the importance of a trauma-informed approach and offers tips and considerations for programs that serve fathers.
One of the goals of fatherhood programming is to improve the lives of children by enhancing fathers’ emotional and financial support and encouraging healthy family dynamics. Programs do this through a focus on child development and appropriate parenting skills, the value of fathers’ positive engagement with their children, and the provision of connections to social support systems for fathers. However, rural fatherhood programs may need to address these topics in unique and creative ways due to some of the practical challenges of providing services in rural areas.
This set includes 21 tip sheets written to help service providers offer guidance to parents and caregivers on specific issues, while supporting factors known to protect families from the risk of child abuse and neglect. Each easy-to-read factsheet focuses on concrete steps parents can take to care more effectively for their children and strengthen their family.
Este conjunto incluye 21 hojas informativas escritas para ayudar a los proveedores de servicios a ofrecer orientación a los padres y cuidadores sobre asuntos específicos, al mismo tiempo que apoyan los factores conocidos de protección de las familias contra el riesgo del abuso y el abandono infantil. Cada hoja informativa de fácil lectura se enfoca en medidas concretas que los padres pueden tomar para cuidar más efectivamente de sus hijos y así fortalecer a sus familias. This set includes 21 tip sheets written to help service providers offer guidance to parents and caregivers on specific…
Visitation can be an important and meaningful experience for incarcerated parents and their children, but it can also be a source of stress and anxiety when parents’ or children’s expectations do not align with what ends up happening. Many aspects of visitation are outside of the control of an incarcerated parent, but there are things you can do to anticipate problems and reduce stress to make visitation a positive and beneficial experience for everyone involved. Below are things to consider when planning for a visit from your child. If you do not know the answer to a question, think about…
This tip sheet directs families to valuable resources to understand affordable housing and other available resources. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet directs families to valuable resources to understand affordable housing and other available resources. (Author abstract modified)