Fatherhood Initiative

Resources


Resources are listed to support research or navigation to appropriate services/support. Neither the Department of Youth and Community Development, the City of New York, or its employees makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or treatment of the topics. The views and opinions expressed therein do not necessarily state or reflect the views of the Department of Youth and Community Development or the City of New York. Reference herein to any activities or actions does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Department of Youth and Community Development or the City of New York.


For Fathers and Mothers

Thirteen/WNET's Ready To Learn service provides parents, teachers and caregivers in New York's Tri-state area with public television resources that help children develop a lifelong love of learning. Thirteen builds partnerships with community organizations, childcare networks, schools, libraries, and government agencies. 

Non Custodial Parent Earned Income Tax Credit: Non Custodial Parent Earned Income Tax Credit

What Non-Custodial Parents Need To Know About Child Support

If Life Has Changed … So Can Your Child Support  

A Driver’s Manual For New Dads A publication geared toward helping dads understand what is going on with their partner and how the baby is developing. Promotes prenatal visits, supporting their partners and basic care of their newborn. Lists New York State resources for new dads:

A Driver's Manual for New Dads, 343 KB
Manual de conductor para Nuevos Papás, 514 KB
New Dads, Arabic, 666 KB
New Dads, Chinese, 758 KB
New Dads, Russian, 641 KB
New Dads, Haitian French Creole, 308 KB
New Dads, Korean, 388 KB

The National Domestic Violence Hotline operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week in 170 languages connecting people in crisis to more than 5,000 sources of help in local communities across the US, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The web site is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Not all men are abusive, how do you measure up?

Human Resources Administration’s Handbook For Noncustodial Parents  

Parent Help offers free, confidential assistance: 1(800) 716-3468. Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

BabyCenter L.L.C. is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. BabyCenter delivers stage-based content to parents: enter your child’s due date or birth date, and the site will provide a personalized home page and e-mail newsletter with advice tailored to your stage.

Urban Baby was acquired by CNET Networks in 2006. It provides message boards where parents can discuss an ask questions related to parenting and their lives as parents. The site also offers local information about events occurring in New York and San Francisco.

An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Those who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.

Career Gear is a non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged men by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help men thrive in work and in life.

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a nationwide, nurse home-visiting program committed to improving the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low income, first-time mothers and their children. The program is voluntary and free of charge.

2011 Year Of Responsible Men Campaign This grassroots cause marketing concept champions the importance of responsible men and mentors.   

The Real Dads Network This grassroots organization engages in and sponsors a variety of activities – skill-building workshops, informational seminars, networking, Father Daughter Dances, advocacy, etc. – designed to educate and encourage men to embrace their roles as dads, husbands and leaders in the context of family and community life. 

National PTA surveyed nearly 2,700 men and devised 10 ways a locatl PTA can break down barriers to male involvement and increase male PTA membership. 

Kids.gov Sponsored by USA.gov, Kids.gov is the official kids’ portal for the U.S. government, linking kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids. 

The NYC Department of Education’s Parent Academy is a citywide program in collaboration with Long Island University, dedicated to creating and enhancing partnerships within school communities by strengthening parent involvement to support student achievement. The Parent Academy is designed to offer school communities the training and resources needed to best support their families and workshops to help parents become informed and involved partners in the educational lives of their children.

Because our nation’s children spend significant time with media and digital activities, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development, Common Sense Media, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, provides information and tools as well as an independent forum concerning media and digital activities for children, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

SmartyPig is a free online piggy bank for people saving for specific financial goals like a wedding, a vacation or a flat-screen TV.

Mint brings all your financial accounts together online or on your mobile device, automatically categorizes your transactions, lets you set budgets and helps you achieve your savings goals.


For Providers


CBO Financial Services
 
Fiscal management tools for DYCD-funded CBOs.

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse provides access to print and electronic publications, and timely information on fatherhood issues.

A Call To Men challenges men to reconsider their long held beliefs about women, in an effort to create a more just society. The organization encourages change in the behaviors of men through a re-education and training process that promotes healthy manhood. A Call To Men is a project of Tides Center.

The Men’s Nonviolence Project seeks to encourage men to take an active role in ending men’s violence against women. MNP provides information, resources, and connections to inspire and support the involvement of men and boys in preventing domestic violence.

Men Stopping Violence works locally, nationally, and internationally to dismantle belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. In 1009, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) began funding MSV to organize and manage the first national initiative to engage men and youth in the work of addressing violence against women.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.

Via the Child Welfare Information Gateway, ACF connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. The site publicizes information about the Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children, among topics.

ChildCare.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to link parents, child care providers, researchers, policymakers and the general public with Federal Government sponsored child care and early learning information and resources both quickly and easily. Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.


Governmental Agencies


NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement New York Child Support Online


The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
plays a key role in ensuring that non-custodial parents (NCPs) provide financial support for their children and at the same time, serves as a strong anti-poverty program. Child support can help families stay financially independent and eliminate the need for cash assistance.

The New York State Department of Labor fosters economic growth by supporting a highly skilled workforce. The One Stop Career Center system connects businesses and workers. This web site provides information to businesses and workers to help them access and better understand the workforce development system. It also presents information, technical assistance, resources and funding opportunities to help local workforce investment area staff, one-stop partners and other workforce professionals build a better workforce development system.

NY State Unified Court System/NYC Family Court The Court hears matters involving children and families. It has the authority to make legal decisions over cases including those involving abuse and neglect, custody and visitation, domestic violence, paternity, and child support.