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Document Title: Consumer Guidelines to Selecting Curriculum For Use in Fatherhood Programs.
Series Title: NRFC Tips for Fatherhood Professionals
Corporate Author: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Publication Year: 2008
Abstract: A critical review of curricula requires objective and in-depth analysis. For these reasons, this fact sheet offers guidelines to help practitioners select and implement a curriculum for use in any fatherhood program. (Author abstract modified)
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Document Title: Recruiting Men into Fatherhood Programs : Tips for Program Professionals.
Series Title: NRFC Tips for Fatherhood Professionals
Corporate Author: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Publication Year: 2008
Abstract: Involvement in fatherhood programs has been found to be associated with increases in fathers' empathy, improvements in family relationships, and increases in fathers' involvement with their children. In addition, fatherhood programs can improve fathers' self-confidence and involvement in work, as well as encourage them to build social relationships. However, if fathers are not effectively recruited into programs, then they cannot reap these program benefits. This brief presents several strategies that can be used by program practitioners to recruit fathers into programs. (Author abstract)
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Document Title: Tips for Retaining Participants in Fatherhood Programs : Wisdom from the Field.
Series Title: NRFC Tips for Fatherhood Professionals
Corporate Author: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Publication Year: 2008
Abstract: No single strategy exists for retaining participants in fatherhood programs. Nevertheless, ensuring that participants stay involved in these programs is important so that they can reap benefits from the services that these programs provide. Programs should always consider the attendance barriers facing program participants and the interests of their target population when deciding on appropriate retention measures. This brief presents 13 tips for retaining participants in fatherhood programs. As a general rule of thumb, when implementing these tips be sure to follow the guidelines of your federal funding agency, as federal funds may not be allowable for some of these activities....more
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Document Title: Training Program Staff : Five Tips for Fatherhood Programs.
Series Title: NRFC Tips for Fatherhood Professionals
Corporate Author: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Publication Year: 2008
Abstract: Effective implementation of fatherhood programs requires staff who are knowledgeable about the program and its participants. Training can provide program staff with the knowledge to become competent in program content, sensitive to participants' cultural backgrounds, and aware of fathers' instructional preferences. This brief provides five tips for training fatherhood program staff successfully. (Author abstract)
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Document Title: Building Community Partnerships: What's Important for Fatherhood Programs?
Series Title: NRFC Tips for Fatherhood Professionals
Corporate Author: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Publication Year: 2009
Abstract: Community partnerships can help ensure that fatherhood programs have the financial, organizational, and human resources they need to support practitioners and meet the needs of families. Additionally, successful fatherhood programs often work with community leaders, agencies, and other organizations to increase community support for fathers and their families. Strategic community partnerships are part of a comprehensive approach to support fathers participating in fatherhood programs. This brief discusses the benefits of community partnerships and provides tips to practitioners for identifying and leveraging such partnerships. (Author abstract)
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Document Title: Staff Coaching: What's Important for Fatherhood Programs?
Series Title: NRFC Tips for Fatherhood Professionals
Corporate Author: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Publication Year: 2009
Abstract: Staff coaching, sometimes referred to as ongoing staff support, is one component of professional development. Although skills needed by practitioners working in fatherhood programs can be introduced during staff training, many skills can only really be learned on the job with ongoing support and supervision provided by a "coach." The use of staff coaching has grown rapidly in the social services sector over the past decade, however, its role in apprenticeship and sound management goes back even further. This brief discusses the benefits of staff coaching and provides tips on effective strategies for implementing staff coaching in a fatherhood program. (Author...more
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Document Title: Staff Selection: What's Important for Fatherhood Programs?
Series Title: NRFC Tips for Fatherhood Professionals
Corporate Author: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Publication Year: 2009
Abstract: Having the right people in the right positions is critical to the success of any agency or organization. It is even more important in organizations that serve families, where the futures of children and families are at stake. The responsibility for recruitment and selection of new staff belongs to all levels of management within the agency--from the executive director, to supervisors, to frontline staff, who may know best what it takes to be successful on the job. All staff are seriously impacted if positions go unfilled or are filled inadequately. The recruitment and retention of direct support workers (that is, frontline...more
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Document Title: Engaging Fathers in Head Start.
Series Title: NRFC Tips for Fatherhood Professionals
Corporate Author: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Publication Year: 2009
Abstract: Since 1965, the guiding principle of Head Start has been to ensure every child enters school physically, emotionally, and intellectually prepared to begin formal learning. In the program's inaugural year, Head Start provided services to 561,000 children. Currently, Head Start provides services to more than 900,000 children each year, building on its legacy of having served more than 22 million children.

Head Start is a family-focused program that helps mothers and fathers understand and appreciate the vital and unique roles they play in their children's healthy development. Nevertheless, over the years, the majority of Head Start parent involvement has been by mothers,...more
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Document Title: Fatherhood Programming in Correctional Settings: Selecting a Curriculum.
Series Title: NRFC Tips for Fatherhood Professionals
Corporate Author: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Publication Year: 2009
Abstract: A curriculum that is relevant, timely, and realistic is essential for helping you structure your work with fathers in correctional settings. However, because of the variety of curricula available to fatherhood program practitioners, choosing an appropriate curriculum for the fathers you serve can seem overwhelming. For professionals working with dads in prisons, jails, halfway houses, and other correctional settings, investing time to identify and use an effective curriculum will produce tremendous long-term benefits both for participants and the program. This brief provides the steps to take to select the curriculum that best suits your fathers' needs. (Author abstract)
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Document Title: Lights! Cameras! Dads! Using Films to Engage Fathers.
Series Title: NRFC Tips for Fatherhood Professionals
Corporate Author: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Publication Year: 2009
Abstract: Those working with fathers in groups frequently face the challenge of sparking meaningful discussions during which men can open up about their experiences, emotions, and concerns. Some group facilitators have found movies to be an effective strategy for launching conversation that tackles important, and often personal, issues for dads. This tip sheet provides an example of how to use a film to engage fathers and to broach a variety of subjects. (Author abstract)

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