Responsible Fatherhood Programs Serving Hispanic Men
What have we learned from four Responsible Fatherhood programs designed to meet the needs of Hispanic fathers? Explore findings from this report to learn more about the social, cultural, and other factors that influenced how four organizations designed and implemented these programs. The report also provides insights into the experiences of participating fathers.
Implementing the Adapted Version of Reducing The Risk Comprehensive Sex Education Program in Rural Kentucky
What did implementation of the adapted version of Reducing the Risk comprehensive sex education program look like in rural Kentucky? Explore findings from this report to learn more about the program, its implementation, and the supports for health educators as they implemented the curriculum. The report also describes the adherence to the implementation plan and the level of youth engagement and receptiveness to the curriculum.
Evaluation of the Marriage and Family Strengthening Grants for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and their Partners, 2015
As part of the Marriage and Family Strengthening Grants for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and their Partners (MFS-IP), twelve grantees received funding from the Office of Family Assistance to implement activities to support and sustain marriages and families of fathers during and after incarceration. Grantees also provided reentry, parenting, education, and employment services. The evaluation includes publications such as research briefs, reviews of promising practices, and implementation data.
Website Link: https://peerta.acf.hhs.gov/content/evaluation-marriage-and-family-strengthening-grants-incarcerated-and-reentering-fathers-and
College 101 Resources available on the NRFC Website
As kids get ready to go to college either as returning students or for their first year, be sure to connect your program parents with these resources from the NRFC website. The College 101 page includes resources on Parenting Young Adults, a link to College.gov (a U.S. Department of Education resource), and information on Federal Student Aid.
New Publication from MenCare Advocacy on the State of the World’s Fathers
“State of the World’s Fathers,” a report released by MenCare, brings global research findings together with program and policy examples related to men’s participation in caregiving; in sexual and reproductive health rights; in maternal, newborn, and child health; in violence and violence prevention; and in child development. It also includes recommendations for increasing father involvement on an international scale. Both the executive summary and full report are now available.
FRPN to Host Third Webinar — Engaging Mothers in Fatherhood Programs and Improving Coparenting Among Unmarried Parents
On Tuesday, September 22 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST, the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) will host our third learning community webinar for fatherhood practitioners and researchers. Key topics to be discussed include:
- Why mother engagement is important for fatherhood programs.
- Why mothers may be reluctant to participate in fatherhood programs and successful strategies to engage them.
- Coparenting interventions and curricula.
- Addressing domestic violence and safety.
- Current research on coparenting.
- Relevant outcomes and measurement.
- Moving the coparenting field forward.
Register for the FRPN Engaging Mothers and Improving Coparenting Among Unmarried Parents webinar here.
August 3, 2015, Atlanta, GA-It has been nearly 20 years since the historic Million Man March in October of 1995. Much has transpired over this time with the nation’s Black Men and Families. Recent Pew research indicates that black fathers are engaged more than any other population of fathers in the day-to-day activities and rearing of their children. “We have a long way to go, however we have made some significant progress in challenging and disproving the societal view of black fathers,” says Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated.
Beginning the first week in August and up until the march, the Atlanta based not-for-profit will encourage at least 20,000 black fathers across the nation to sign “the HONORABLE man” pledge on its website (www.millionblackfathers.com) in order to represent the new 21st Century dad at the October 10th, twentieth anniversary celebration of the Justice or Else Million Man March in Washington, DC.
“In the first couple of weeks (pre-launch) we already have signatures from fathers in 33 cities in 13 states presenting nearly 100 children. This is a clear indicator that black fathers understand both the significance and importance of having their voices represented on the platform of this historic and memorable occasion,” says Braswell.
SPECIAL UPDATE: National Men’s Health Week! Keeping Men Healthy
National Men’s Health Week is June 15- 21 and creates an opportunity to get the word out on preventive services available to the men in our lives.
Starting the Conversation
Let’s make sure men are covered by starting more conversations about health and health coverage. Why? Nearly 23 million men, especially young adult men, are uninsured today. We want the men in our lives – our fathers, our brothers, our sons, our friends – to stay healthy. Getting health insurance is one way to make that a reality and it can all start with a conversation. Brother2Brother provides three questions to spark conversations with men about health care and getting health coverage. These questions give men the opportunity to invest in a healthy future for themselves, their families, and friends.
Through this newsletter, the HHS Partnership Center provides quick insight into resources, webinars, and potential grant opportunities and awards in your local community.
To share your efforts related to any of these important issues, please contact the HHS Partnership Center at partnerships (at) hhs.gov or 202-358-3595.
Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Director
Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services