Father's day was just a few months ago and the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing shared some information about an exciting new collaboration with Wayne State University and Family Assistance for Renaissance Men helping fathers create more meaningful and resilient relationships with their children!
TXICFW Research Associate, Tina Adkins talks about adapting her parenting intervention, Family Minds in this blog: https://bit.ly/2MoWdcW
Also at the University of Texas the Child and Family Research Partnership held their Fatherhood Conference in June and recently released this report:
Fatherhood in Texas: Texas is Supporting Fathers, But Can Do More
For additional information on trauma informed approaches to working with fathers check out the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book#DataBook
The Casey Foundation's 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book warns that the 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official census count by at least 1 million kids younger than age 5. This discrepancy would put hundreds of millions of federal dollars at risk and, in doing so, underfund programs that are critical for family stability and opportunity.
The Data Book also looks at trends in child well-being during a period that saw continued improvement in economic well-being but mixed results in the areas of health, education and family and community factors. The report includes the Foundation's signature rankings in key areas of child well-being. This year, New Hampshire is at the top of the rankings.
Texas overall rank is 43.