ERIC Number: ED455037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum: A Curriculum Developed for the Parents' Fair Share Demonstration.
Based on the assumption that most fathers want to act responsibly, but often do not know how or face obstacles--many of which are created by their own behavior--this Responsible Fatherhood Curriculum uses a discussion approach and experiential learning to help men think differently about their role as fathers and about altering their behavior. This guide describes the curriculum and details the 20-session program. The guide's introduction provides information on the experiential learning cycle and suggestions for starting the peer group. The introduction also discusses confidentiality and what to expect in a group, and provides tips for facilitating peer support groups and managing behavior problems. The sessions, lasting 90 to 120 minutes, are as follows: (1) "Introduction to Responsible Fatherhood"; (2) "What Are My Values?"; (3) "Boys to Men: Experiencing Manhood"; (4) "The Art of Communication"; (5) "Fathers as Providers"; (6) "Noncustodial Fathers: Rights and Responsibilities"; (7) "Developing Values in Children"; (8) "Coping as a Single Father"; (9) "Dealing with Children's Behaviors"; (10) "Relationships: Being a Friend, Partner, Parent, and Employee"; (11) "Understanding Male-Female Relationships"; (12) "Managing Conflict and Handling Anger"; (13) "Handling Anger and Conflict on the Job"; (14) "Surviving on the Job"; (15) "The Issue of Race/Racism. Part I" and "Part II"; (16) "Taking Care of Business"; (17) "Managing Your Time and Money"; (18) "Building a Support Network: Who's on Your Side?"; (19) "Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse. Part I and II"; and (20) "Healthful Eating." Each session includes a list of key concepts to be covered, materials checklist for each activity, instructions for each activity, handouts, and leader resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Anger, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Experiential Learning, Fathers, Interpersonal Relationship, Money Management, Nutrition, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Responsibility, Parent Rights, Parent Role, Parents, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Social Support Groups, Time Management, Values, Values Education, Workshops
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, 16 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. Web site: http://www.mdrc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.; Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, MN.; Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.; Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Note: "With Kay Sherwood."