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Formation and Maintenance of Two-parent Families (Chapter VII of TANF Fifth Annual Report to Congress)

Many States are now implementing new programs to directly help families form and strengthen healthy marriages by making support services available to their clients who want and might benefit from them. Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah are among the States that have used TANF funds for strengthening marriage. Nationally, States and localities are […]

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The Alabama Department of Child Abuse Prevention – The Children’s Trust Fund 2007-2008 Evaluation Report

The Alabama Department of Child Abuse Prevention (DCAP) — The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) has a more than 25 year history as the only state agency explicitly focused on educating our communities about child abuse and neglect and providing prevention programs. DCAP is focused on supporting family-strengthening community programs and investing upfront in efforts to […]

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09 Jan
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Fathering After Violence: Working with Abusive Fathers in Supervised Visitation

This guide is intended to assist the grantees of the Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program (Supervised Visitation Program or SVP) that want to enhance the safety and well-being of women and children by working more deliberately with abusive fathers who use the centers to visit their children. Although fathers are not […]

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Trends in Non-Marital Birth Rates

The percent of non-marital births in the United States has steadily increased over the past few decades, from an estimated 4.5% in 1955 to 35.6% in 2004. Several factors account for such trends. Over the past decades, an increasing proportion of women has postponed marriage, while increased numbers of unmarried couples cohabit. The rates of […]

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Living Arrangements of Children in the United States Over Time

The percentage of children under the age of 18 who live with two parents decreased steadily for several decades (from approximately 85% in 1970 to approximately 68% by the mid-1990s1). Beginning in the mid-1990s, this decrease leveled off and the proportion of U.S. children who live with two married parents has since remained at approximately […]

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Attitudes Toward Cohabitation

American attitudes toward marriage have undergone changes in recent years, with shifts toward an increased acceptance of nontraditional family forms. Data show that Americans are developing increasingly favorable attitudes toward nontraditional family structures, such as cohabitation. While most American adolescents express positive attitudes toward marriage and a desire to become married themselves, more and more […]

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09 Jan
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Testimony of Vicki Turetsky, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Law and Social Policy before the Subcommittee on Human Resources, Committee on Ways and MeansU.S. House of Representatives

This testimony was given before the Subcommittee on Human Resources, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives. On April 27, 1999, Turetsky testified on ways to encourage poor mothers and fathers to work together to support and raise their children, including full distribution of child support to families receiving TANF. 8 pages.

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09 Jan
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Responsible Fatherhood State Profile : Oregon

This fact sheet presents Oregon’s programs and strategies to promote parenting and responsible fatherhood. The profile also includes the state’s strategies to promote healthy marriage, strategies to enhance fathers’ economic stability, services and programs related to incarceration and reentry, and a list of resources.

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