ERIC Number: ED472420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
State Policy Series on Family Support and Father Involvement: A Summary of Activities and Issues in Mid-Atlantic and New England States [and] Southern States [and] Mid-Western States [and] Western States. NCOFF State Policy Series Briefs [and] NCOFF Special Conference Brief.
Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. National Center on Fathers and Families.
The policy series reported on in these briefs engages policymakers from executive and state government in discussion with researchers and practitioners serving fathers and families. Each meeting of the series brings together a regional cluster or cohort of states. Discussion topics include: (1) coordination of fatherhood activities between federal and state governments, between different non-governmental organizations, and between different agencies within the same level of government; (2) relationship development (e.g., between policymakers in different state governments; between policy makers and practitioners; and among policymakers, practitioners, and researchers); and (3) social welfare, fatherhood, child support, and family efficacy. These briefs present the proceedings of the 1999 meetings of the various state clusters, including Mid-Atlantic and New England, Southern, Mid-Western, and Western states. Included are brief individual state reports on related activities and issues. For each meeting, overall key findings and recommendations for policy, practice, and research are presented. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Family Support, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Public Policy, State Action
National Center on Fathers and Families, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, 3440 Market Street, Suite 450, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3325. Tel: 215-573-5500; Fax: 215-573-5508; Web site: http://www.ncoff.gse.upenn.edu. For full text: http://www.ncoff.gse.upenn.edu/statepol/statepol.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. National Center on Fathers and Families.