Archive for June, 2010
Resolving Work Knots that can sabotage teamwork is vital to collaboration and success for enterprises, large and small. Consider these tips to uncover and resolve hidden expectations and assumptions that may be getting in the way of success at your workplace.
For many, finding and keeping jobs is more challenging than ever. Understanding the hidden expectations and assumptions that often sabotage the workplace — “Work Knots” — gives managers, supervisors and employees a better chance to succeed. Learn to identify and resolve these typical office minefields.
In testimony to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee for Income Security and Family Support, PAIRS President Seth Eisenberg expressed gratitude to the Administration and Congress for seeking new opportunities to strengthen America’s most vulnerable families and communities through a proposed $500 million Fatherhood, Marriage and Families Innovation Fund. He urged legislators to consider the impact of the proposed Fund on nonprofit organizations delivering relationship and marriage education classes and ensure continued support for preventative approaches to reducing the cycle of marital and family breakdown.
Statements issued this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to questions from Florida Congressman Kendrick Meek are a validation of the pioneers of marriage and relationship education and their faith in educational approaches that empower participants through skills training.
Fewer American children are growing up with fathers at home. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau and essays from Miami-Dade County Elementary School children reveal much about the increasing challenges facing our nation’s youth, families, and neighborhoods.
“From the first moments of life, the bond forged between a father and a child is sacred. Whether patching scraped knees or helping with homework, dads bring joy, instill values, and introduce wonders into the lives of their children,” begins President Barack Obama’s Father’s Day Proclamation. Read more along with essays from inner-city children on the meaning of Father’s Day.
Carrfour Supportive Housing broke ground today on the $28 million Barbara Carey Shuler Manor in Liberty City, one of Miami-Dade County’s most distressed neighborhoods. The community will provide 100 units of affordable housing and supportive services when it opens next year, including case management, job training and placement, and innovative programs that have been effective preventing and reducing poverty.
Childrens’ Father’s Day Essay Finalists Highlight Vital Roles Dads Play in Lives of Inner City Youth
Father’s Day essays written by elementary school children in Miami-Dade County highlight the vital role men play in the lives of their sons and daughters. Thirteen finalists share their responses to the question, “What Father’s Day means to me.”
The funeral of Scott Jirtle, 29, reminds us of the daily sacrifices of military families and our sacred trust to the loved ones they leave behind.
Two years after the death of 26-year-old Nicole Ganguzza, a UCF graduate student and PAIRS instructor, her memory reminds us to fully live, love and treasure life and each other.
President Obama this week urged the Class of 2010 to persevere, take responsibility, deepen empathy, and give back. He encouraged young people to build skills, not make excuses, learn what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes, and give back, values that are the foundation for strong families, organizations, and communities.
Studies show parents key to helping children avoid risky sexual activities during summer school recess
For many parents, families, and young people, the summer school recess is a time to unwind after a busy year of classes, assignments and tests. For many adolescents, it’s a period of increased pressures to engage in behaviors that can have a lifelong impact. As youngsters nationwide approach a break from school, parents have a vital role to play helping their children avoid risky sexual behaviors that can lead to teenage pregnancy, STDs, HIV/AIDS, abortion, and other consequences with lasting repercussions.