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External research » Drugs and alcohol
24 October 2005
The US National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTERS program facilitates the funding of extramural research centers that add to knowledge about preventing and controlling chronic disease.  Now a research project is aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of a programme designed to improve the health behaviours (including their alcohol, drug and tobacco use) of AFrican American boys who do not live with their fathers The Programme The Fathers and Sons Project, based in Flint, MI, is a unique program for African American fathers and their 8-12 year old sons who are not living in the same home. 
External research » Drugs and alcohol
17 October 2005
FATHERING journal – Vol. 3 Issue 3 – is devoted to articles on imprisoned fathers returning to their families – as follows: Randal D. 
Practice » Drugs and alcohol
14 September 2005
Fathers Direct’s FREE workers’ telephone helpline Fathers Direct offers FREE! telephone advice of up to 15 minutes per call to workers and managers trying to engage with fathers, or attempting to make their organisation or and service father-inclusive. 
Practice » Drugs and alcohol
25 April 2005
Available for download here is a presentation by by Terry Melvin, Manager of Mensline Australia, called “Addressing domestic violence issues in a telephone service for men – early intervention and supporting change”. 
Practice » Drugs and alcohol
24 April 2005
Calvin Bell is a Director of AHIMSA in Plymouth. Ahimsa is a domestic violence project that grew out of Plymouth’s cutting-edge Everyman Project – giving the staff an experience base of more than 12 years in this field, and in this district. 
Policy » Drugs and alcohol
1 April 2005
The UK has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe, children born to teen mums are among the most vulnerable of all children – and in African Caribbean cultures, early pregnancy is still very common.