Find and share professional documents—from curricula to articles to presentations. Our Professional Resource Library is a great way for NCFR members and active Certified Family Life Educators to pool knowledge on a wide variety of family topics.
With a focus on Latinos, this series — which includes a report, two research briefs, and two infographics — reviews trends on adolescent sex, contraceptive use, and childbearing; research on predictors of adolescent childbearing; results of interviews and focus groups with Hispanic parents and teens; and findings from evaluation studies and interviews with program designers and practitioners.
This Adolescent Health Highlight presents key research findings about teen pregnancy and childbearing, including information about numbers and rates, adolescent attitudes about teen pregnancy, and racial and geographic differences in teen birth rates. It also discusses research and program initiatives that focus on the role and responsibilities of males in the context of teen pregnancy.
"America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2013" is a series of tabulations from the U.S. Census Bureau using data from the 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The table package provides a current portrait of the composition of families and households and shows historical changes in living arrangements in the United States. New for 2013 is a table that profiles American parents living with their children.
Just in Time! Highlights two technological tools to broaden parent engagement and increase the impact of programming with parents of young children. Discussion includes how technology is currently being used and what is being learned from evaluation.
This Pew Research Center analysis of government time-use data looks at not only how much time parents spend on various activities, but how they feel while doing those activities. It shows that parents find caring for their children to be much more exhausting than their paid work, but also find more meaning in the time they spend with their kids.
How much will that little bundle of joy cost? According to USDA’s annual Cost of Raising a Child report, the answer for a child born in 2012 is $241,080 for food, shelter and other necessities over the next 17 years, which translates to about $301,970 when adjusted for inflation.
The author of this book expresses frustration about how many educational resources overlook sibling issues when they discuss parenting when he states that sibling aggression is “an invisible social phenomenon.” This book attempts to address some of these gaps, but is not likely to fill all of them.
This brief by the Urban Institute and First Focus examines unemployment from a child's perspective. It includes a review of policies affecting the safety net for children of the unemployed. It is part of a series of issue briefs examining the impact of the recession on children.
In Home Front Alert: The Risks Facing Young Children in Military Families, Child Trends examines the special circumstances characterizing the lives of children under age six in military families. Based on that research, researchers offer five reasons that young children in military families might be at risk.
The National Center for Family and Marriage Research released the executive report and summary of the Fathers & Fathering in Contemporary Contexts research conference held in 2012. Find information about resident and non-resident fathers, co-parenting, father involvement, policy, and more.