ERIC Number: ED472421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
State Policy Series on Family Support and Father Involvement: A Summary of Activities and Issues in Mid-Atlantic and New England States. NCOFF State Policy Series Brief.
Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. National Center on Fathers and Families.
The policy series reported on in this brief 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 policymakers and practitioners; and among policymakers, practitioners, and researchers); and (3) social welfare, fatherhood, child support, and family efficacy. This brief presents the proceedings of the May 2000 meeting held by the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. Included are brief individual state reports on related activities and issues. Overall key findings and recommendations for policy, practice, and research from the meeting are also 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, 3700 Walnut St., Box 58, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216. Tel: 215-573-5500; Fax: 215-573-5508; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
Note: For 1999 brief, see PS 030 705.