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Jeff Steiner M.Ed. Executive Director Dads's Resource Center [email protected]

Pa House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on House Bill 1397

The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee December 9 hearing on House Bill 1397. From the testimony of Stephen Meehan, a former House Judiciary Legislative Analyst and a Volunteer Chairman for the Pennsylvania Affiliate of the National Parents Organization. "Today, Pennsylvania has more than 48,000 new child custody cases filed, into a pipeline of cases, that average

By |2019-12-12T13:48:43+00:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pa House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on House Bill 1397

Pennsylvania a “D” in National Parents Organization Report Card

Pennsylvania has an uphill battle ahead to catch up with other states when it comes to statutes providing for shared parenting. A new ranking of states by their statutory provisions promoting shared parenting in custody arrangements puts Pennsylvania in the bottom tier. The Commonwealth received a grade of “D” according to a recent national report

By |2019-11-06T13:09:00+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pennsylvania a “D” in National Parents Organization Report Card

Community Assistance in Centre County

Being a single parent can be incredibly daunting. You can't be afraid to reach out to talk to people, or to ask for help. Centre County has a lot of programs to help people in need, including: Centre County Office of Adult Services provides and monitors services for low income adults and their families including

By |2019-11-01T19:36:50+00:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Community Assistance in Centre County

Dads’ Resource Center Guardian Ad Litem Survey

Individuals who play a major role in the outcomes of child custody cases in Pennsylvania have virtually no oversight or professional standards in hiring or training, which could lead to potentially harmful consequences for thousands of children in the child welfare system, according to a new survey by the Dads’ Resource Center (DRC). The survey

By |2019-09-24T18:31:58+00:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dads’ Resource Center Guardian Ad Litem Survey

Third Annual Symposium Organizing Committee Convening

Dads’ Resource Center founder Dr. Joel N. Myers told a gathering of government leaders and child and family advocates on Thursday that better education and resources and a more equitable court system are needed to help position single fathers to take and maintain a more substantial role in the lives of their children. “Children who

By |2019-09-21T11:27:14+00:00September 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Third Annual Symposium Organizing Committee Convening

“I Want to Make Sure I’m Doing What It Takes” Parental Role Changes Following Separation

Ray Petren (in photo), PhD, Melissa Labuda, PhD, Mike Anthony In the Fall of 2017, Dr. Ray Petren, Dr. Melissa Labuda and Mike Anthony (undergraduate student in Human Development and Family Studies) at the Pennsylvania State University Scranton gathered mothers and fathers recently separated and enrolled in divorce classes to study their perceptions of role

By |2019-08-09T18:10:38+00:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on “I Want to Make Sure I’m Doing What It Takes” Parental Role Changes Following Separation

Keystone Scholars Program

Fathers and mothers give different but equally important things to their children. One area that fathers most impact their children is in their education and careers. There are a lot of studies showing what we already know - children with actively engaged fathers tend to perform better in school, are more focused on post-secondary education

By |2019-08-13T13:50:07+00:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keystone Scholars Program

Written Congressional Testimony from Dr. Joel Myers, DRC Founder and Board Chair

Celebrating Fathers and Families: Federal Support for Responsible Fatherhood Written Testimony from Dr. Joel Myers, DRC Founder and Board Chair On June 11, a Congressional hearing reviewing discussed increased Federal support for fatherhood programs. Individuals who work in or benefited from fatherhood programs testified to the importance of responsible fatherhood programs and the need to

By |2019-07-25T17:08:58+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Written Congressional Testimony from Dr. Joel Myers, DRC Founder and Board Chair

THE FATHER FACTOR

THE FATHER FACTOR: A Critical Link in Building Family Prosperity Reimagining Father Engagement for the 21st Century Family It takes a village to raise a child is an African proverb expressing the truth that an entire community of people must interact with children for them to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. Mothers, fathers, grandparents,

By |2019-07-02T16:31:32+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE FATHER FACTOR

The “Boy Crisis”: Fathering Component Grounded in Father Disenfranchisement

Dr. Warren Farrell, co-author of "The Boy Crisis" and chairman of the Coalition to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men, recently talked about the Boy Crisis in an opinion piece published in USA Today. The multi-faceted boy crisis encompasses issues and challenges in education, mental health, purpose and fathering. DRC programming and

By |2019-06-18T11:48:05+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The “Boy Crisis”: Fathering Component Grounded in Father Disenfranchisement