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

Kobe Bryant: Role Model on the Court, Model Dad at Home

Kobe Bryant will long be remembered as one of the greatest basketball players of our time. But only in death have we come to fully know how seriously he took his role as a father and how much being the father to four daughters meant to him. Bryant perished Sunday along with his daughter, Gianna,

By |2020-01-28T16:07:56+00:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kobe Bryant: Role Model on the Court, Model Dad at Home

One man’s experience as a stay-at-home-dad

What does it mean to be a stay-at-home-dad? Even as more women remain in their jobs - be it for needed income or for the desire to remain in the workforce -  during their children’s early years, fathers still largely occupy the image in society as the family bread winner. Still there are more stay-at-home

By |2020-01-17T21:04:34+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on One man’s experience as a stay-at-home-dad

Dr. Joel N. Myers receives Pennsylvania Fatherhood Award

DAD’ RESOURCE CENTER FOUNDER DR. JOEL N. MYERS RECEIVES STRONG FAMILIES COMMISSION’S FIRST “PENNSYLVANIA FATHERHOOD AWARD” Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder of Dads’ Resource Center and AccuWeather, received the Strong Families Commission inaugural Pennsylvania Fatherhood Award at the commission’s fifth annual meeting December 10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pa. Myers was recognized for his leadership in

By |2020-01-08T17:38:41+00:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dr. Joel N. Myers receives Pennsylvania Fatherhood Award

Tips for Separated Parents During the Holidays

Let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful for families even in the best circumstances. But with the added stress of separation or divorce, long-distance relationships or co-parenting, what’s supposed to be the most joyous time of the year can be a challenge for fathers and their families. Parenting experts have solid suggestions for coping

By |2019-12-16T14:10:12+00:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tips for Separated Parents During the Holidays

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
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