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Health & Safety Fatherhood.gov

Details: Health & Safety. Being an involved father requires engagement in all aspects of your child’s life, including health and safety. Promoting healthy habits for you and your children include knowing how to properly handle a cut or scrape, accompanying your child to regular doctor check-ups, and ensuring that your child receives their mandated

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Healthy Fathers, Healthy Families. Fatherhood.gov

Details: Fathers can influence their children’s health behaviors more than they may realize. This research brief provides information and resources to help fathers improve their own health and well-being, and the health and well-being of their children. Specifically, the brief focuses on healthy eating and sleeping habits, and provides tips for healthy physical activity.

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Laurens County Board of Health Fatherhood.gov

Details: The South Central Health District is the public health authority for ten counties in the middle Georgia area. It is one of 18 public health districts under the Georgia Department of Public Health. The Mission of Public Health is to work with all community assets to create and maintain the healthy, desirable conditions we all appreciate and enjoy.

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Fatherhood.gov

Details: The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's programs and services are designed to help people live healthy and be productive, strengthening individuals, families and communities. From birth throughout life, we help people improve their lives.They deal with complex social, economic and health issues. They receive requests every day for assistance with food or medical …

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California Health and Human Services Agency Fatherhood.gov

Details: The California Health and Human Services Agency oversees departments and offices that provide a wide range of services in the areas of health care, mental health, public health, alcohol and drug treatment, income assistance, social services and assistance to people with disabilities. 1600 Ninth Street. Sacramento, CA 95814.

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Maine Department of Health and Human Services Fatherhood.gov

Details: The Department provides health care and social services to approximately a third of the state's population, including children, families, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health through the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and …

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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Details: The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the largest agency in New Hampshire state government, responsible for the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of New Hampshire. DHHS provides services for individuals, children, families and seniors, and administers programs and services such as mental health, developmental disability, …

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Federal Agency Initiatives Fatherhood.gov

Details: The Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families funds organizations across the United States to provide Responsible Fatherhood activities that strengthen positive father-child engagement, improve employment and economic mobility opportunities, and foster responsible parenting and build healthy relationships (including …

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West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Details: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) provides a wide range of necessary and life-saving services to many West Virginia residents. We also work to protect our youngest and most vulnerable citizens, our children. Whether you need a birth certificate, Medicaid coverage or temporary assistance, we are ready and willing to help.

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Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Fatherhood.gov

Details: Free. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’s seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable individuals and families. PO Box 8018.

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Men’s Health and Fatherhood: What Do Dads Need to Know

Details: On average, men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women. Moreover, they often are reluctant to seek medical care. Physical health problems, substance use disorders, and mental health challenges such as depression, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder can prevent fathers from spending positive, quality time with their children.

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Disability & Health Information for Family Caregivers

Details: If you are a family member who cares for someone with a disability, whether a child or an adult, combining personal, caregiving, and everyday needs can be challenging. This webpage provides information to help family caregivers, and those they care for, stay safe and healthy.

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Family Engagement in the Delivery of the Health Services

Details: This brief from the Head Start Health Manager Descriptive Study explores family engagement through these research questions: In what ways do Head Start/Early Head Start programs support family engagement in health-related aspects of program services? What are the barriers to family engagement in health-related aspects of program services from the health manager …

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Promoting Father Involvement for Child and Family Health

Details: Paternal involvement in children's lives is associated with a variety of child outcomes, including improved cognition, improved mental health, reduced obesity rates, and asthma exacerbation. Given this evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics has promoted actions by pediatricians to engage fathers in pediatric care. Despite these recommendations, the mother–child dyad, …

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Mental Health Fatherhood.gov

Details: Mental health refers to the state of your psychological and emotional well-being. This includes how you feel, think, behave, and form relationships with other people – including your children. When your mental health suffers, you may experience symptoms like anxiety, depression, mood swings, or trouble controlling anger. These symptoms affect how you talk to your kids, how …

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Fatherhood Buzz about Health and Healthcare Fatherhood.gov

Details: Since health and wellness play such significant roles in fatherhood, The Family Resource Center of Raleigh decided to participate in the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse’s Fall 2013 Fatherhood Buzz Men's Health Initiative. We felt that it was extremely important to get the word out about healthy living by using the Barbershop

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Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office for

Details: The Division is responsible for the development and implementation of the rules, regulations, policies and procedures necessary to assure that all non-custodial parents are contributing to the economic support of their children. Maine's Division of Support Enforcement & Recovery ("DSER") is a Division of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office for …

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Fanning the Fatherhood FIRE: A National Fatherhood Summit

Details: across safety and health, education, family and community. The Ad Council takes on a number of different issues, and responsible fatherhood is one of those issues that we address through our public service advertising campaign. With so many issues to take on that are important to this country, how do we really make responsible fatherhood break

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health Fatherhood.gov

Details: I recently joined my colleagues Frank Blaney and Bridgid Conn, along with Joe Jones from the Center for Urban Families and Tiffaney Parkman from the University of Baltimore, in an NRFC webinar discussion about fathers and mental health. Research shows that one in five adult Americans will experience a mental health problem this year, but only 38 percent are …

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From Training to Practice Transformation: Implementing a

Details: The Triple P Positive Parenting Program is a public health parenting intervention aimed at reducing risk factors associated with poor developmental outcomes in children. In 2007, the New South Wales Government funded universal free access the program for all families with children aged between three and eight years. Two years later, Nexus Management Consulting was …

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The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of

Details: To carry out their responsibilities of protecting children at risk of maltreatment, CPS caseworkers must effectively engage families that often both present and face great challenges. These can include substance abuse, mental health problems, economic stress, unemployment, separation and divorce, inadequate housing, crime, and incarceration.

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Mental Health Fatherhood.gov

Details: Mental health issues can affect us physically, psychologically, and emotionally and there are degrees to which we are affected. There may be certain times when we need mental health support when dealing with significant life events such as: The death of a family member. A major illness in the family. A divorce. A move.

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Dads of Children with Special Needs Fatherhood.gov

Details: Special health needs exist across a wide spectrum and may involve medical, behavioral, developmental, learning, or mental health issues. But all involve worries and concerns that often lead to feelings of isolation and helplessness for parents.

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‘Working Out Dads’ to Promote Men’s Mental and Physical

Details: Mental and physical health problems are common during early fatherhood. The current study aimed to assess a broad range of mental, physical, and social outcomes for fathers of young children (aged 0–4 years) participating in a pilot evaluation of ‘Working Out Dads’ (WOD). These results were complemented by a nested qualitative study capturing the perceived outcomes for …

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Healthy Fathers, Healthy Families

Details: Fathers’ Health and the Affordable Care Act In addition to healthy eating and sleeping habits and increased physical activity, fathers can be proactive about maintaining good health for themselves. A first step fathers can take is to get health

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Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc

Details: Health Promotion Council (HPC) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote health, and prevent and manage chronic disease, especially among vulnerable populations, through community-based outreach, education, and advocacy. Established in 1981, HPC is an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a leading public health institute in the …

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Mental Health and Wellbeing During the Transition to

Details: The aim of this systematic review was to identify and synthesize the best available evidence on first time fathers’ experiences and needs in relation to their mental health and wellbeing during their transition to fatherhood. A three-step search strategy was used. The search strategy explored published and unpublished qualitative studies from 1960 to September 2017.

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Healthy Fathers, Healthy Families (NRFC Webinar

Details: Underlining a need to focus on the health of low-income Americans, other recent studies have highlighted significant increases over the last 20 years in midlife mortality rates for non-Hispanic whites with a high school diploma or less (Case and Deaton, Princeton University, 2017) and data from the National Health Interview Survey (2006-2014

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2019 Fatherhood Summit Fatherhood.gov

Details: 2019 Fatherhood Summit. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) are committed to supporting fathers from all walks of life because fathers are essential to the healthy social, emotional, and economic well-being of their children and families.

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Let's Talk About Mental Health (NRFC Webinar) Fatherhood.gov

Details: Taking care of our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that one in five adult Americans (ages 18 and older) will experience a mental health problem this year.

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Communicating with Young Fathers Fatherhood.gov

Details: Fathers and Families Center in Indianapolis was founded in 1993 as the Father Resource Program of Wishard Health Services. Under the leadership of Wallace McLaughlin since its inception, the center was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) agency in 1999 and has provided self-sufficiency and job readiness training, job placement, GED preparation, other educational …

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A Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental

Details: This guide can help people understand how to use health insurance coverage to improve their mental and physical health. It provides an eight step road map for understanding behavioral health, finding and accessing appropriate providers, and staying on the road to recovery.

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National Men’s Health Week and Father’s Day Fatherhood.gov

Details: National Men’s Health Week, June 10-16, which concludes with Father’s Day, is a good time to focus on how men can take care of their own physical and mental health for themselves and for the well-being of their families. That means eating right, being active, and getting health insurance to ensure their families’ security and peace of mind.

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Just Call Me Dad: Health and Social Benefits to Fathers

Details: First, this paper will describe some of the social and health benefits to fathers and their children, focusing on the key role of attachment through play. Research into effective service delivery involving fathers will then be presented, concluding with key practice factors necessary for fathers to be involved in family life.

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In Their Own Words: Early Head Start Fathers

Details: activities; comprehensive health services, in-cluding services to women before, during and after pregnancy; nutrition; and case manage-ment and peer support groups for parents. The EHS father studies, a series of studies that focused exclusively on fathers (see Cabrera, Mitchell, et al., 2008; Cabrera, Moore, et al., 2004), interviewed

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The Osborne Association, Inc. Fatherhood.gov

Details: The Osborne Association works in partnership with individuals, families, and communities to create opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution. We design, implement and advocate for solutions that prevent and reduce the damage caused by crime and incarceration.

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Using the Principles of Adult Learning to Enhance Health

Details: Using the Principles of Adult Learning to Enhance Health Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programming Using the Principles of Adult Learning to Enhance Health Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programming Share. Image. Year Published. 2021. Author (Individual) Alamillo, J., Person A.E.

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Health Issues for Judges to Consider for Children in

Details: Juvenile court judges are uniquely able to influence the health and well-being of children in foster care by asking about a child's health status and special needs, ordering appropriate assessments and services, and ensuring that identified needs are addressed through the child's court-ordered case plan. Judges can require that attorneys, caseworkers, and caregivers bring detailed …

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Children’s Sleep Health Fatherhood.gov

Details: What comes to mind when you hear the term “new parent?” Maybe it conjures the image of a frazzled and sleep-deprived adult. Parents both new and old are often seen as chronically tired, which has well-documented ramifications on their health and well-being. What about children, though? Although kids seemingly have boundless energy, their sleep needs …

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Men’s Health and Fatherhood: What Do Dads Need to Know

Details: • Stop separating mental and physical health. o Mental health issues sometimes manifest physically. o Physical health issues may lead to mental health issues. • Direct outreach. o Call guys and ask how they’re doing, whether they need help. o Encourage them to ask for help if they need it. o It’s a sign of strength, not weakness

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A Behavioral Health Toolkit for Providers working with

Details: challenges including stigma, a high rate of trauma exposure and increased use of mental health and chemical dependency services. The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is committed to effectively serving the needs of children and youth whose parent is or has been incarcerated, and their families who seek services. In

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The Interdependence of African American Men's Definitions

Details: In this paper we explore themes that cut across how 24-77 year old African American men define manhood and health. Utilizing a thematic approach, we analyzed data from nine focus groups (N=73). We found that manhood and health were relational constructs that are interrelated in men's minds and experiences. Manhood and health were defined by the characteristics men …

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The Effects of Partnership Instability on Parenting and

Details: Child Health Child health is based on the mother’s assessment of the child’s health at age 3. The mother’s responses range from 1 (excellent) to 5 (poor), and a dichotomous scale indicating that the child’s health is good/fair/poor versus very good/excellent is used. Table 1 shows that only 1

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A Win-Win Partnership: Public Health and Healthy Marriage

Details: health domain are often offered in a multitude of settings (e.g., health screenings, vaccination clinics, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) agencies) that serve as ideal places to share healthy marriage and relationship education information. The teachings of HMRE principals and skills are in line with public health’s goal of 1

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Mental Health of Foster Children: Do Biological Fathers

Details: The high prevalence of mental health problems in foster children is well-documented (e.g., Armsden, Pecora, Payne, & Szatkiewicz, 2000; Tarren-Sweeney, 2008). From an ecological perspective, it can be expected that several factors in different systems (e.g., foster child, foster family, biological parents, and community) influence foster children's behavioral problems.

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The Impact of Fathers on Maltreated Youths' Mental Health

Details: Men are increasingly the heads of single parent households, yet are often excluded from child welfare research and practice. To better serve all families in the child welfare system, it is necessary to understand the impact of primary caregiving men on children's wellbeing. In this study we investigated the longitudinal effects of primary caregiving fathers' mental health and …

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National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Fatherhood.gov

Details: The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) is a national resource to support strong fatherhood and families. The NRFC is a resource of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Office of Family Assistance (OFA). The Clearinghouse provides and facilitates research to encourage responsible …

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Supporting Fathers and Families Impacted by Incarceration

Details: Approximately 10 million children in the United States are affected by current or past parental involvement with the criminal justice system; they tend to suffer from stress, trauma, and stigmatization; and often exhibit a broad variety of behavioral, emotional, health, and educational problems that are compounded by the pain of separation.

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