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“The Transition to Fatherhood” (File under “while you were sleeping…”)

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We are cutting back on social services at the lower end — libraries, bus routes, courts & DMVs closing more, we are all in a budget crisis (except, of course programs like “Early Head Start” or others of a social service research nature, including fatherhood, healthy marriage, how to stop violence against women, and in general, whatever knowledge is missing on the total sphere of human activity, which MUST be categorized, labeled, and  — this is probably the goal — controlled. 

Human behavior, another “controlled substance.”

I mean, get real!  Read this abstract — $4 million grant to Cornell University Endowed Colleges.  From TAGGS.hhs.Gov, and underutilized database source of what your GUV is doing:

Award Number Award Title OPDIV Program Office Sum of Actions
P01HD045610  TRANSITION TO FATHERHOOD  NIH  NICHD  $ 4,880,378 

 

10-MAR-2005 / 28-FEB-2010
Abstract DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Policy makers and others are concerned that many young men today are only loosely attached to their children and their children’s mothers. This concern has been fueled by rising rates of non-marital childbearing, delays in the age of marriage, increases in the share of children being raised in female-headed families, and the failure of some biological fathers to provide economic support to their children. The aim of this proposal is to form a multi-disciplinary team of research collaborators who will meet on a regular basis to plan and conduct coordinated analyses on topics relating to the transition to fatherhood using multiple data sets. The four projects included in this proposal address the following related issues: 1. What are the economic, policy, psychological, and sociological factors that influence the timing of biological fatherhood and the circumstances under which fatherhood occurs? What is the role of men in the timing and circumstances of sexual initiation, contraceptive use, pregnancy, and childbearing? 2. What is the relationship between the transition to biological fatherhood and other transitions to adulthood, such as marriage, educational completion, and entry into the workforce? 3. What are the determinants of responsible fathering, and, in particular, what is the role of family process within and across generations? 4. What are the social, economic, policy, relationship and individual factors associated with men having additional births after they have already become fathers, and what factors lead men to have additional births, with more than one partner? Each project will conduct parallel analyses across multiple data sets, and similar data sets will be used across many of the projects. The data sets used in the four projects include National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 and 1979; Add Health; National Survey of Adolescent Males; National Survey of Family Growth; Fragile Families; Early Head Start; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort; National Survey of Families and Households; Panel Study of Income Dynamics-CDS. Our strategy will enable us to obtain a much fuller understanding of the factors that influence the transition to fatherhood. We also propose two infrastructure cores: (A) Administration and Dissemination and (B) Data Management and Methodology.
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PI Name/Title H E PETERS  
PI eMail  
Institution CORNELL UNIVERSITY ITHACA 120 Day Hall ITHACA, NY 14853
Department  
Fiscal Year 2009
ICD NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
IRG ZHD1

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Good grief!

See Ecclesiastes 12, the end.  Keep it Simple, eh?

Written by Let's Get Honest

March 30, 2010 at 11:57 am

Who’s monitoring the Stop VAW Grant recipients? (Oregon)

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Anne Caroline Drake website, with characteristic pointed questions and pulling facts together, asks about:

Oregon’s new “Domestic Violence Czar,”

Erin S. Greenwald

And whether cleaning up the DV IN-house will be on the agenda, as shutting up women trying to leave DV if they are NOT on the government payroll, or federal dole.

(This is just an excerpt — her site has photos & details.)

Will Greenawald Clean Up the Mess?

Ms. Greenawald is being paid $97,008 under a federally-funded Stop Violence Against Women Act Grant:

Greenawald will be responsible for developing training materials, best-practice policies and other publications to improve the identification, investigation and prosecution of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Given the fact that a high percentage of recent dometic violence in Oregon were committed by her peers, I would have hoped her first priority would be to rid the ranks of Oregon’s criminal “justice” system of domestic violence perpetrators.

Kroger must not have done a basic Google search of Ms. Greenawald before he hired her.  The first thing I found was a very disturbing YouTube video.  I had read about the case featured in the video earlier today in a comment by PearlWhitcomb to a story in the Oregonian about Ms. Greenawald’s appointment:

 

My next post shows more on the studying fatherhood grants, just a tiny sampler I think we should know about, involving Cornell University…

Whether Fatherhood or Violence Against Women Acts,

WHO IS MONITORING THE GRANTS RECIPIENTS?

Again, “GUIDESTAR.org” is a good start.  Start LOOKING at some of the 990s, and then asking, how long are we going to fund “studies” before some actually practice (like stopping it!) gets into place.

The scam, my friends, is that the US population (certain sectors of it, male and female) ARE the study.  I know that wasn’t Anne Caroline Drake’s point, above, but it’s mine. 

What kind of characters are attracted to these positions?

And isn’t DV about simply abusive inordinant control and out-of-control-dictatorship behavior by the abuser?

So then what is the word “CZAR” doing in there?  I mean, think about the connotations.

Think also about the connotations that you can “domesticate” “violence.”

Animals are domesticated, like cats & dogs, and cattle.  What is this person going to “rule” over — domestic violence itself? 

At what point does language become meaningless, and how many years past that point are we, in these matters?

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