ERIC Number: ED427862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Responsible Fatherhood and Welfare: How States Can Use the New Law To Help Children. Children and Welfare Reform Issue Brief 4.
The National Center for Children in Poverty(NCCP)has developed a series of issue briefs on the effects of welfare reform on children living in poverty. This issue brief is based in part on "Map and Track: State Initiatives to Promote Responsible Fatherhood," a report supported by The Annie E. Casey Foundation and prepared by NCCP in 1997. The issue brief expands on some of the information on federal changes in the welfare program presented in "Map and Track" and outlines the provisions in the PRA that are related to fatherhood. Of particular interest to educators will be the discussion of the provisions pertaining to "Abstinence Education" (p. 16). Also presented are ways states can help children by including responsible fatherhood as part of their welfare reform agenda. The issue brief takes into account the PRA's legislative emphasis on responsible parenthood and the role of noncustodial and nonresident fathers as economic providers for their children. Main sections of the issue brief are: (1) "What We Know about Low-Income Fathers"; (2) "Fathers as Economic Providers"; (3) "Engaging Fathers in the Nurturing of Their Children"; (4) "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Father-Related State Policies"; and (5) "A Framework for States to Analyze the Implications of the Fatherhood-Related Provisions in the PRA." The brief concludes with a glossary of welfare reform terms. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Support, Economically Disadvantaged, Fathers, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Public Policy, Sexual Abstinence, State Legislation, State Programs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Children in Poverty, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act