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Fatherhood Woes, So Woefully Underfunded, these many years…

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Image: President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha

Hopes rise for progress on fatherhood woes

Obama seen as key figure in campaign to promote responsible dads

By DAVID CRARY

The timing of this article — the week before Mother’s Day — was not lost on us mothers who lost our kids to the “promoting responsible fatherhood” initiative.   Please see article — I don’t want to infringe on AP, I”m already taking on the court system and a father who stalks, plus a two government-endorsed professionals in my own family in several matters….

 

NEW YORK – With a centennial celebration of Father’s Day coming next month, and a new president committed to supporting better parenting, liberals and conservatives alike say the political stars may be aligned for major progress in promoting responsible fatherhood.

{{GEE!  I wonder where the author got THAT term from?  (see below)}}

It’s an issue that’s been divisive in the past, even as research made clear that the estimated 24 million children growing up with absent fathers — a disproportionate number of them African-American — are at higher risk in regard to poverty, crime and other social problems.

 

If we read on, we will note that:

Fatherhood bill

 

Obama already has demonstrated his interest in fatherhood issues in multiple ways.

He is a past co-sponsor of an ambitious fatherhood bill that Democrats Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana and Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois plan to reintroduce in conjunction with Father’s Day.   Many of its provisions are aimed at removing barriers that deter noncustodial fathers from providing financial support to their children.(##)

 

Obama also has designated responsible fatherhood as one of the four priorities of his new faith-based advisory council, a politically diverse group of religious and civic leaders.

“This could be the real signature issue of this council,” said Jim Wallis, founder of the liberal Christian social-justice network Sojourners. “If we’re going to pursue this — and we must — you need to break up the left-right culture-wars polarities.”

Among the conservative council members sensing new opportunities on fatherhood is the Rev. Frank Page, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention

 

EVEN in the token comments (a few lines each) from Gay Rights and NOW, the word “fatherhood” or “responsible fatherhood” is being drilled in.  Gee, I wonder why:

REPETITION SURE IS TO INDOCTRINATION, EH?

I’ve been wanting to post this for a long time, about how “recent” the miserable inattention to the issue of fatherhood has really been (only about 10 years of federal initiatives, minimum).

 

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Number of rows returned: 107  (NOTE.  I searched “FATHERHOOD, as I recall. 
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90FR0019  PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD  ACF  ACF  $ 464,896 
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90FR0006  PASSAGES  ACF  ACF  $ 764,008 
90FR0005  LIGHTHOUSE SKILLS FOR YOUNG FATHERS PROGRAM  ACF  ACF  $ 880,000 
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90FR0102  PEOPLE OF PRINCIPLES “PARENTING OPPORTUNITIES FROM PRISON” PROGRAM  ACF  ACF  $ 850,000 
90FR0100  AVANCE-EL PASO STRENGTHENING MARRIAGES PROGRAM  ACF  ACF  $ 500,000 
90FR0099  PROMOTING ADVANCES IN PATERNAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUCCESS (PAPAS) PROGRAM  ACF  ACF  $ 500,000 
90FR0096  RESPONSIBLE FATHERWOOD WORKS- PRIORITY AREA 3  ACF  ACF  $ 486,938 
90FR0090  IDENTITY, INC.  ACF  ACF  $ 500,000 
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90FR0046  COLLABORATIVE FATHERHOOD PROGRAM OF WILMINGTON, DE  ACF  ACF  $ 500,000 
90FR0039  PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERWOOD  ACF  ACF  $ 500,000 
90FR0028  FAMILY STRENGTHENING PROJECT  ACF  ACF  $ 750,000 
90FR0027  FULL TIME FATHERS WILL PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE AND JOB PLACEMENT, CHILD SUPPORT CONNECTIONS, PEER SUPPORT GROUPS A  ACF  ACF  $ 497,696 
90FR0026  ENGAGING THE FAMILY IN THE RECOVERY PROCESS – AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR THE MAX-OUT OFFENDER  ACF  ACF  $ 583,527 
90FR0026  ENGAGING THE FAMILY IN THE RECOVERY PROCESS – AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR THE MAX-OUT OFFENDER  ACF  OFA  $ 334,366 
90FR0024  VCC CLUB DE PADRES  ACF  ACF  $ 500,000 
90FR0023  COOS-CURRY INITIATIVE “STRONG DADS SHOW KIDS YOU CARE” STABALIZE FAMILIES THROUGH A COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT, TRAINING A  ACF  ACF  $ 650,000 
90FR0017  ECONOMIC STABILIZATION OF FORMERLY INCARCERATED FATHERS  ACF  ACF  $ 492,000 
90FR0015  JEFFERSON COUNTY FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE PRIORITY 4  ACF  ACF  $ 870,419 
90FR0012  KISRA FATHERHOOD PROGRAM  ACF  ACF  $ 946,048 
90FB0001  NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE  ACF  ACF  $ 1,999,068
90FR0020  CHILD FIND OF AMERICA’S PARENT HELP – TELEPHONE BASED INTERVENTIONS TO HELP DISPUTING, PARTED PARENTS IMPROVE THEIR EMO  ACF  ACF  $ 490,414 
90FR0018  FATHERS TO DADS: A PROJECT TO TRANSITION COPPER COUNTRY FATHERS INTO RESPONSIBLE PARENTS PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOO  ACF  ACF  $ 500,000 
90OJ2021  USING MARRIAGE EDUCATION TO FOSTER INVESTMENT IN FATHERHOOD: A LONG-TERM COMPARISON OF INDIVIDUAL VS. COUPLES LEVEL INTE  ACF  OPRE  $ 1,168,166
90NI0014  MARRIAGE MATTERS  ACF  ANA  $ 250,000 
90AM3152  NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR MULTI-GENERATIONAL AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS  AOA  AOA/OSCP $ 1,932,885

 

Click on any grant for description of the grant, primary recipient, and you can then click on the primary recipient for a look at what else they do.

Your time would be better spent here, than reading almost any blog. Hunt and gather a little data, so the wool is not pulled over YOUR eyes, at least!

Evolution, my eye!  It was promoted, by PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE.  

Barriers to access to children have included, historically, such things as restraining orders, incarceration (including for crimes that may or may not have included sexual abuse, or assault on others) and so forth.

These may have been promoted as targeting low income (and they did), but middle and high-end guys got in there too, including free legal help.

 

One abstract includes how prisoners were given free legal help to modify their child support arrears down to approximately $19 a month.  This is simply child-trafficking, at public expense, done without mothers informed consent, and in an absolutely unethical manner.  

Not from the Administration of Children and Families, but from the National Center for INJURY PREVENTION and CDC (DISEASE CONTROL), I give you (and dare you to translate the meaning of)

 

http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/CE09-002.htm#SectionIII

Title:

Adaptations of Evidence-Based Parenting Programs to Engage Fathers in Child Maltreatment Prevention

Background

Parent Training programs are the most promising approach to date to prevent the two most common forms of child maltreatment (neglect and physical abuse). Specific parenting programs have shown efficacy for reducing re-occurrence of maltreatment (Chaffin, Silovsky, Funderburk, Valle, Brestan, Balachova, Jackson, Lensgraf, & Bonner, 2004; Lutzker & Rice, 1987), and for preventing abuse in families where it has not occurred (Bugental, Ellerson, Lin, Rainey, Kokotovic, & O’Hara, 2002; Daro & Harding, 1999; Olds, Kitzman, Cole, & Robinson, 1997).

If you quote the right experts, you can say anything.  Personally, I thought that VAWA and CPS (Child Protective Services) existed to preven violence and protect children.  The beauty of parenting programs is, they never stop the cash flow. 

Batterers treatment programs do NOT have a resounding success.  

This is problematic because research has shown that the role of fathers in child maltreatment perpetration is substantial; studies have reported that as many as 48% of maltreatment cases involve fathers as perpetrators. Furthermore, almost two-thirds of male perpetrators were reported as being the only perpetrators, indicating that prevention efforts involving mothers in these cases would not address the areas of need in these families (US Dept of Health and Human Services, 2005).

 

Apparently that nugget hasn’t trickled down to the judges who continue to order BOTH parents into parenting programs.  Or punishing the Moms alone by simply custody-switching to Dad when she protests, er, maltreatment.   Hmm…

I note how grant applicants specify by year, WHICH US DHHS document is being quoted.  I’d LOVE to get my hands on that one…  My primary evidence (other than personal, anecdotal, and “mainstream medial” accounts of the latest family annihilation (or, for that matter, school shooting, I have not heard of ONE perpetrated by a female) has been the USDOJ homicide statistics.  

Well, I leave you to the rest.  

 

I THINK I’LL GET SOME PRESS COVERAGE ON MOTHERS, TIMED TO FATHERHOOD DAYS, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

(SEE MY LINK TO THE SIDE:  THE END OF MANHOOD) (on the topic of these mythologies).

 

 

 

 

 


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  1. this is a really great, comprehensive post. so much material

    Rj

    June 19, 2009 at 6:55 pm

  2. […] credibility.  I posted, after Mother’s Day, the data that “fatherhood” was NOT woefully, federally underfunded in 2009, 2008, or at any identifiable time since about […]


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