Fwd: ACF Region VI Fatherhood, Healthy Relationship, Marriage and Family Self-Sufficiency Information


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From: McDowell, Larry (ACF) <larry.mcdowell@acf.hhs.gov>
Date: Wed, May 27, 2015 at 1:55 PM
Subject: ACF Region VI Fatherhood, Healthy Relationship, Marriage and Family Self-Sufficiency Information
To: "McDowell, Larry (ACF)" <larry.mcdowell@acf.hhs.gov>


 

Logic Model Resources:

 

Fatherhood Research & Practice Network

http://www.frpn.org/asset/logic-models

 

 

Logic Modeling For Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs (PDF - 495 KB)

https://www.fatherhood.gov/sites/default/files/files-for-pages/nrfc_logic_model.pdf

 

 

The ‘Rise’ of Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/05/20/the-rise-of-obamas-my-brothers-keeper-initiative/

 

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Promising Practices

https://www.fatherhood.gov/about-us/nrfc-resources/nrfc-promising-practices

 

 

This information is being shared with you for your use as a resource and for informational purposes.  Links, such as these, are being provided to our community partners to help one better understand what strategies various organizations are using to nurture healthy relationships, families, fatherhood  and otherwise support the various ACF family self-sufficiency  initiatives.  Reference in this email to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Government, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). ACF is not responsible for the contents of any "off-site" web page referenced from this server or from private, third-party, pop-up, or browser-integrated software or applications.

 

 

 

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Larry D. McDowell                                        

Children and Families Program Specialist 

Office of Family Assistance/TANF Program                  

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

ACF Region VI Office

1301 Young St.; Room 945

Dallas, Texas 75202

Email: larry.mcdowell@acf.hhs.gov               

Telephone 214-767-7327

 

 

Fwd: Webinar Slides - New Pathways for Fathers and Families


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Date: Mon, May 18, 2015 at 1:43 PM
Subject: Webinar Slides - New Pathways for Fathers and Families
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Thank you for attending the HMRF: Pre-Application Webinar Series titled New Pathways for Fathers and Families (HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FK-0993).  If you are having trouble having viewing the slides, please follow along using the attached slide set.

 

Thank you,

HMRF Events Team

 

 

 

Fwd: Not Too Late to Register for Webinar/ Call for couples to participate in research for Gray Divorce Revolution


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Date: Tue, May 19, 2015 at 2:15 PM
Subject: Not Too Late to Register for Webinar/ Call for couples to participate in research for Gray Divorce Revolution
To: billcoffin68@gmail.com



In This Issue
MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR BEST PRICE AND REGISTER NOW!

The early bird registration deadline for the Summit is May 22nd. If you haven't registered yet, go ahead and get that out of the way.  

 

Also, we have already added a number of hotel rooms to our block.  We will continue to do this as long as rooms are available at the hotel.   Summit staff are encouraging you to make your hotel reservations right away. The NARME Summit hotel rate ends May 25th OR UNTIL ROOMS SELL OUT. Click Here to Register 

 

A Few Exhibitor Spaces Left!

We are excited to announce exhibitor opportunities at the 5th Annual NARME National Leadership Summit at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA.

 

There are a limited number of spaces available, so take advantage of this opportunity early. You will not want to miss out on this fantastic event! Click here for more information  

How Parents Shape Their Kids' Health
As I noted in this space yesterday, improving the health of American kids will ultimately require tackling deeply rooted social problems.   Read More
Are marriage's days in America numbered? The answer to this question would seem to be "yes," judging by the views expressed by some of the nation's leading family scholars.  Read More  
How Unmarried Men Respond to Their Girlfriends' Unexpected Pregnancies
James, then 20, was shopping with his girlfriend at Walmart when he teasingly suggested that she should get a pregnancy test.  Read More
It's Not too Late to Register for Tomorrow's Webinar with Dr.Dan Siegel!

As one of the world's leading authorities on brain development, Dr. Dan Siegel, author of The Developing Mind: How Relationships and The Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, will present our next NARME webinar on May 20. As a highly sought after speaker and teacher, we are very fortunate to have him share his wisdom with us and timing is certainly right to be able to include some of his important findings in grant proposals.  

 

Register now, and help us spread the word to others. This will be an outstanding webinar.

 

Register Here and Learn More   

 

Call for Couples to Participate in Gray Divorce research!

DENVER-May 5, 2015-Scientists at the University of Denver's Center for Marital and Family Studies are launching a study to assess how older adults may benefit from couple-relationship education. The study uses an online version of the Prevention and Relationship Education Program (PREP), which is based on more than 30 years of research. PREP has been used to help couples of all ages for many years, but never before studied with older couples. The researchers are interested in this population because by 2030 there will be twice as many older adults as in 2000, and because the 2010 divorce rate for adults over 50 was two times the 1990 divorce rate.

  

This phenomenon has been called the "Gray Divorce Revolution." According to study's lead investigator, Ben Loew, M.A., "Research also suggests that improving relationship health may actually increase physical health and longevity."

  

The researchers are looking for couples who have been married or lived together for at least a year, in which both partners are 62 or older and have their own e-mail addresses as well as high-speed internet access. All eligible couples who choose to participate will receive free access to the program for one month, either immediately or within one month of signing up. All participants will need to complete a survey about their relationship and overall health at the start of the study, and again one month later. Those who complete the second survey receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card.

  

Couples who are interested in participating in this study should e-mail oldercouplesresearch@gmail.com.

All Things Leadership Summit

Write and Review an Award Winning Grant 

Whether you are preparing to apply for local, state or federal grants such as the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grants,NARME wants to play a supportive role in the process...Join us for breakfast on Monday morning, June 15 from 8:00am - 9:30am for "Write and Review a Winning Proposal", an exclusive presentation on grant writing tips as well as how to objectively review your grant for the maximum score you want and need. Patty Howell, President of Healthy Relationships California  - the largest Healthy Marriage Grant recipient - will lead this session.  Breakfast is $15 per person (this is our cost) and can be as part of the conference. You can register for this session when you register for the conference.


Additionally, we encourage you to connect with others at the conference on Tuesday, June 16th during our lunch session to gain additional insight and ideas. Peer to peer collaboration is vital when writing a grant to ensure that your approach is clear and concise. These opportunities are priceless, especially if this is your first time to apply! Take advantage of this great opportunity today, and register at  www.narme.org

Have a Blast with us at Main Event

  Make sure to join us for a night of FUN at the networking event at Main Event. Just think, an inside playground for adults complete with dinner, bowling, multi-level ropes course, billiards, arcade games and laser tag! A great chance to not only network with new faces, reconnect with old, but also an opportunity to do some team building with your colleagues if you come as a group! The cost is $50 per person and $10 for transportation for those that need it. Register now at  www.narme.org

The Good News and Bad News About Children's Health

When you spend a lot of time reading and writing about American families, it's easy to focus on the bad news: high rates of family instability, widespread financial difficulties in the wake of the recession, expensive government-supported programs with disappointing result .As Sara Rosenbaum and Robert Blum document in a new Future of Children article, improvements in child survival during the twentieth century "are nothing short of breathtaking"In 1910, the infant mortality rate was 127.6 per 1,000 live births; by 2012, the rate had dropped to 6 deaths per 1,000 live births. The same improvement is evident in the case of mortality involving children under five years of age. In 1910, mortality among young children stood at 403.6 deaths per 100,000 children; by 2012, this figure had fallen to 7.1...Read More 

 

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"Pre-Application Webinar Series"

Office of Family Assistance 
"Pre-Application Webinar Series"
Date: May 18 - 21, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

 
                                          Webinar2

The Office of Family Assistance will conduct a series of webinars to provide an overview of the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA). Each webinar will last 90 minutes.

For more information on the FOAs and application kits, as well as detailed explanation of each grant opportunity, click here.

To register, click on the Webinar Title.

 Date Overview of the Funding Opportunity Announcement Webinar Title Audience
May 18, 2015 New Pathways for Fathers and Families (HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-0093) Open to Public
May 19, 2015 Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FM-0985)  Open to Public

May 20, 2015

Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility (HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FO-0092)   Open to Public
May 21, 2015 National Center for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FH-0990)  Open to Public

 



Fwd: NARME's HMRE Webinar!


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From: Nat'l Assoc. for Relationship & Marriage Education (NARME) <julie@narme.org>
Date: Tue, May 12, 2015 at 9:36 AM
Subject: NARME's HMRE Webinar!
To: billcoffin68@gmail.com



Next step to writing a winning proposal:   

NARME's HMRE Webinar  

Friday May 15, 2015  

2:30-4:00 pm EST!

 

Join us for NARME's HMRE Webinar, this Friday May 15, 2015 2:30-4pm EST!  Our team of past winning grantees will guide you in highlighting important pieces of the FOA so that all who choose to write a proposal will turn in a well-written one!  Please note: We are NOT doing this in any official capacity related to any government entity.   

 

 

 

To continue in our supportive role for you,  on June 15 at the June Atlanta Leadership Summit, we are holding a special "Write and Review a Winning Proposal" breakfast.  This will be an exclusive presentation on grant writing tips and how to objectively review your grant for the maximum score you want and need.  You can register for this session when you register for the Summit. Breakfast is $15 per person and can be expensed as part of the Summit. We want to do everything we can to help you.   

 

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Fwd: The Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education FOA has been released!


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Date: Fri, May 8, 2015 at 3:47 PM
Subject: The Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education FOA has been released!
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 Your Attention, please! 

     The Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education FOA has been released!

 

Next step to writing a winning proposal:  NARME's HMRE webinar Friday May 15th, 2015 from 2:30-4pm EST!

 

The Administration for Children and Families has at last released the highly anticipated FOA for the 2015- 2020 Healthy Marriage and Relationships Education grant!  Click Here 

 

Join us for NARME'S FOA Review Webinar, next Friday May 15th, 2015 from 2:30-4pm EST!  Our team of past winning grantees will guide you in highlighting important pieces of the FOA so that all who choose to write a proposal will turn in a well-written one!  Please note: We are NOT doing this in any official capacity related to any government entity.  

To continue in our supportive role for you,  on June 15 at the June Atlanta Leadership Summit, we are holding a special "Write and Review a Winning Proposal" breakfast.  This will be an exclusive presentation on grant writing tips and how to objectively review your grant for the maximum score you want and need.  You can register for this session when you register for the conference.  Breakfast is $15 per person and can be expensed as part of the conference.

 

We want to do everything we can to help you.   You will receive the webinar link on Monday so you can sign up!

   
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ACF Home » Grants » Funding Opportunity Announcements » OFA

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grants HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FM-0985 93.086 07/07/2015 05/08/2015 OFA
National Center for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FH-0990 93.086 07/07/2015 05/08/2015 OFA
New Pathways for Fathers and Families HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FK-0993 93.086 07/07/2015 05/08/2015 OFA
Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FO-0992 93.086 07/07/2015 05/08/2015 OFA

Fwd: Article - Scuka - Clinician's Guide - Infidelity

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From: "Robert Scuka" <robscuka@earthlink.net>
Date: May 7, 2015 4:25 PM
Subject: Article - Scuka - Clinician's Guide - Infidelity
To: "Robert Scuka" <robscuka@earthlink.net>
Cc:

Hi All,

My article entitled "A Clinician's Guide to Helping Couples Heal from the Trauma of Infidelity" has just been published by the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, and I thought you might be interested in reading.

The article has been two years in the gestation and refining, and represents my synthesis of the current research and literature on the topic, as well as my own insights garnered from working with this issue for a dozen plus years.

Please feel free to pass this along to colleagues who you think would be interested and could benefit from it.

I also welcome any observations or comments you may have.

Warm regards to one and all,

Rob