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Spending positive time with both parents promotes child well-being and is associated with better child support outcomes. Unmarried parents do not have systematic access to assistance in establishing parenting time orders, so state and local child support programs have sought to address this...
OCSE recently launched Parenting Time Opportunities for Children, a pilot program to give child support agencies grants to develop, implement, and evaluate procedures to establish parenting time orders along with new child support orders. The goal is to learn more about how the child support...
This publication offers information for parents and caregivers on adolescent social development and offers tips for social service agents and parents on how to encourage healthy social development.
This tip sheet gives some facts about teens and sex and provides suggestions for parents on starting age-appropriate conversations with their teen about sexuality, continuing the conversation, and leaving the line of communication open. Myths and facts about teens and sex are listed, giving...
This tip sheet suggests strategies to reduce communication problems between teens and parents and describes effective communication tips to help parents talk to their teen about various tough topics.
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This tip sheet focuses on balancing the need to set limits with the freedom to explore independence as teens enter young adulthood and describes effective communication and negotiation strategies for collaborative problem-solving.
This tip sheet includes ways to deal with unpleasant feelings when teens want to spend less time with the parent, activities that parents and teens can do together, and strategies to make the most of the time together.
This tip sheet describes what trust looks like between parents and teens and provides strategies to help build trust, communicate expectations, and repair broken trust.
This publication offers information on healthy relationship for teens and how parents and other caregivers can encourage healthy dating for adolescents.
This publication offers information on healthy teen relationships including three kinds of premarital predictors, background and contextual factors, individual traits and behaviors, and interactional processes.