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DADS and MOMS of Michigan eNewsletterNovember 2008
DADS and MOMS of Michigan and Dads and Moms University are focused on delivering services to help families succeed.
We educate over 200 families each month and growing with more than 20,000 constituents.
Dads and Moms of Michigan has grown its focus on education to expand education programs around the state. We have partnered with some new groups. For information and to help, call 248-559-
(3237). Sign up for our eNewsletter at www.dadsofmichigan.org
DADS AND MOMS OF
FAMILY FORUM MEETING
MICHIGANTUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008, 7PM
BIRMINGHAM380 S BATES
48009GUEST SPEAKERS: Family Court Referees PAUL JACOKES and DIANE ALFAFARA and caseworker/family counselor PATRICIA MOORE from the
Friend of The Court
7pm-730: DADS/MOMS PRESENTATION730-830: GUEST SPEAKERS830-930: LEGAL ROUNDTABLE WITH ATTY BILL REISDORF and other invited counsel
FOR MORE INFO CALL 248-559-DADS
Drop Dad a Line – National Fatherhood Initiative
Send a message to your Military Dad!
Kids: Get an adult to help you fill in this form to send a special message to your military dad. When you "Click Here to Submit" your dad will get an e-mail telling him that you have posted a message for him on our website!
If you want everyone to see how proud you are of your dad, make sure the box at the bottom is checked and your message will go on a special page with all of the other messages that other kids sent to their dads!
If you want only your dad to see your message, uncheck the box and only he will see your message.
National Fatherhood Initiative ResearchNational Fatherhood Initiative conducts research on fatherhood-related topics and on marriage. In addition, National Fatherhood Initiative also conducts evaluations on the effectiveness of its products and programs.The One Hundred Billion Dollar Man: The Annual Public Costs of Father Absence (NEW)The federal government spends $99.8 billion dollars every year on programs - such as child support enforcement and anti-poverty efforts - that support father-absent homes. Download Full Study (1.7 MB)Great Link For MOMSEach month, iParenting.com spotlights a mother who inspires and moves us, who embodies the qualities that we all admire in a person, a woman and a mother. Above all, the Mom of the Month is dedicated to her children. Rich or poor, famous or not, she shines as an example of what mothering is all about. http://www.iparenting.com/mom/6116.phpShared Parenting ForumShared Parenting Assistant
A secure online service designed to assist in Shared Parenting, communication and share custody management; children’s activities, homework, friends and contacts, school info and photos.Family and Marriage http://www.heritage.org/research/family/index.cfm?CFID=45668626&CFTOKEN=98223847The family is the building block of society. When marriages and families are healthy, communities thrive; when marriages break down, communities break down.
A Portrait of Family and Religion in America - Study illustrating the intact family that worships weekly is the greatest generator of human and social goods and least generator of social ills, and that the broken family that does not worship is the greatest generator of social ills and the least generator of social goods.
Lighting Candles World Wide
A Project of Three Sides to Every Story, Inc. http://www.lightingcandlesworldwide.com/Imagine for a moment Lighting Candles World Wide and all at the same time. Imagine your child knowing we are Lighting Candles World Wide just for them.We have given this a lot of thought and we have come to the conclusion that everyone can light a candle at their home or in their home town at a designated place.You can be apart of Lighting Candles World Wide to show a united front for the children and their need to have both parents and grandparents in their lives.We have chosen December 18, 2008 at 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (more time zones below) for our first annual Lighting Candles World Wide which is exactly one week before Christmas. This is the hardest time of year for those missing their children, but especially for the children who are missing a parent or grandparents or in some cases siblings and of course their extended family.
Dr. Steven Baskerville on Child Support
Supreme Court Administrators Office (SCAO) Child Support Review (SPER) Report from 12/18/2006 online
The attached document, page 36 of the Model Policy for Law Enforcement of Personal Protection Orders in
MichiganNOTE ON CHILD CUSTODY WITHIN PROTECTIONORDERS: The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that aMichigan PPO can restrict a parent’s contact with the parent’sminor child(ren) and/or award temporary custody or temporarypossession of children. Brandt v. Brandt, 250
Mich(2002). Although a child custody provision within a
MichiganPPO is not common, it is legal, and it is enforceable as anyother provision in the PPO. Child custody provisions withinprotection orders are safety provisions. Forty-four states,including the
, specifically provide for
District of Columbiaaward of temporary child custody in a protection order.
Fatherhood Issues on Myspace
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Fax to: 248-559-5427Dads and Moms of Michigan (http://www.dadsofmichigan.org/) includes Dads of Michigan, Moms of Michigan, and Dads of Michigan PAC. These are volunteer responsible parenthood education organizations for fathers and mothers. They instruct on the importance of involved biological parents to the successful development of their children. Dads of Michigan PAC is an independent volunteer political advocacy group dedicated to legislation keeping both biological parents actively engaged in the lives of their children despite divorce and custody, in most instances. They believe men and women should be viewed equally under the law and their credo is: "fathers are responsible parents too...because the best parent is both parents." Dads of Michigan, the Michigan affiliate of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, is also the developer of the Dads and Moms University of responsible education for teenage, divorced, and unmarried parents. This educational program employs several features to either directly or indirectly benefit nearly 2 million men, women, and grandparents and just under one-half million children each year in Michigan. For more information, please contact us at (248) 559-DADS (3237) or email info@...."Fathers are responsible parents too...because the best parent is both parents"