PowerPoint Slides

The New Dad: Is There Really a New Breed of Fathers in the US?

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This PowerPoint presentation by Brad Harrington, Executive Director of Boston College Center for Work & Family, addresses the impact of changing demographics on fathers’ roles as caregivers and “breadwinners”. Research findings from a 2009 year long qualitative study (The new dad: Exploring fatherhood within a career context), conducted by the Center for Work & Family, are highlighted. This research addresses paternal and professional dual identities, and discusses employer work-life policies for new fathers.

Please click here to watch the Slideshare presentation http://www.slideshare.net/sabatinj/brad-harrington-global-fatherhood-presentation-for-posting?from=share_email

To access the study report, The new dad, please visit:
http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/centers/cwf/pdf/BCCWF_Fatherhood_Study_The_New_Dad1.pdf


For more information on the Boston College Center for Work & Family, please visit: http://www.bc.edu/centers/cwf/

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Harrington, B. (2010). The new dad: Is there really a new breed of fathers in the US? PowerPoint presented at the Boston College Center for Work & Family Global Workforce Roundtable.

Assistive Technology and Transition

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This presentation was created by the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University to provide a definition of assistive technology, highlight issues to consider, and address barriers to assistive technology.

To access the slides, visit:
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/dbtacnortheast/docs/DBTAC_AT-Transition.ppt

For more information on the Employment and Disability Institute, visit: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/ 

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Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University (http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/)

Current Research on Disability and Employment

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This presentation was created by the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University to provide an overview of the DBTAC barrier-intervention model, current disability statistics, highlights from recent studies, and the EEOC use of logic models.

To access the slides, visit: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/dbtacnortheast/docs/DBTAC_disabilityResearch.ppt

For more information on the Employment and Disability Institute, visit: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/

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Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University (http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/)

Mothers’ work-family strain in single and couple parent families: The role of job characteristics and supports.

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This PowerPoint presentation by Jennifer Baxter and Michael Alexander of the Australian Institute of Family Studies was presented at the 2007 Australian Social Policy Conference in Sydney, Australia. It details the key findings from research based on a longitudinal study of Australian children in 2004. It is a comparative study that focuses on single versus coupled mothers’ work-family strain based on job characteristics, demographics/family characteristics, and availability of supports.

To access this presentation (PDF), please visit:
http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/pubs/papers/2007/baxter-alexander-sprc.pdf

For more information on the Australian Institute of Family Studies, please visit: http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/

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Baxter, J., & Alexander, M. (2007, July). Mothers’ work-family strain in single and couple parent families: The role of job characteristics and supports. Paper presented at the Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Why There’s a Father for Family?

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This presentation synthesizes research about the current state of fatherhood and different perspectives on the future of the father role.

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Huttunen, J. (2009, November). Why there’s a father for family? Paper presented at the Hooliv Isadus conference, Tallinn, Estonia. Retrieved on November 22, 2009, from http://www.hooliv-isadus.ee/files/2/Jouku%20Huttunen%20-%20Why%20There%92s%20a%20Father%20for%20Family.ppt

Why Does Father Involvement Promote Child & Adolescent Development? Addressing an Under-Theorized Issue

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This presentation broaches the different theories that seek to explain why active father involvement is helpful to child development. It looks at four different explanations and discusses their feasibility.

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Pleck, J. H. (2008, October). Why does father involvement promote child & adolescent development? Addressing an under-theorized issue. Paper presented at the Father Involvement Research 2008: Diversity, Visibility, Community conference,

Flexible Work Arrangements: A Strategic Business Imperative in Any Economy

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This slide presentation defines what Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs) entail and why they are imperative for businesses, regardless of the state of the economy. The slides go into greater depth about different types of FWAs including flextime, job sharing, telecommuting, and part-time work. It provides data about the benefits of flexibility for both the employer and the employee yet is sure to point out that this type of arrangement is not suitable for all businesses.

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Casey, J. (2009). Flexible work arrangements: A strategic business imperative in any economy. Retrieved from SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/SloanNetwork/flexible-work-arrangements-sloan-work-and-family-research-network 

Career Pathways as a Strategy to Advance Low-Wage Workers- The Kentucky Experience

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This slide presentation looks at the educational barriers for low-wage adults and stresses the importance of creating a sustainable system that can imbue students with viable skills. Specifically, it endorses an approach known as “Career Pathways,’ which integrates multiple educational opportunities in order to give the student a broad and comprehensive skill set.

To access this presentation, visit: http://legacy.kctcs.edu/student/careerpathways/Denver6.06.ppt

For more information, visit: http://legacy.kctcs.edu/student/careerpathways/

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Bird, K. (n.d.). Career pathways as a strategy to advance low-wage workers- the Kentucky experience. Retrieved May 26, 2009 from Kentucky Community and Technical College System website: http://legacy.kctcs.edu/student/careerpathways/Denver6.06.ppt

Low-Wage America: How Employers are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace

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This presentation looks at the current state of low-wage workers in America and the conditions that have gotten us there. It also explains how some employers, unions, and policy makers have responded to the current conditions.

To access this presentation, visit: http://www.nelp.org/page/-/EJP/Low-Wage%20America%20presentation.ppt

For more information, visit: http://www.nelp.org

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Appelbaum, E., Bernhardt, A., and Murnane, R. (2003). Low-wage America: how employers are reshaping opportunity in the workplace. Retrieved May 26, 2009 from the National Employment Law Project website: http://www.nelp.org/page/-/EJP/Low-Wage%20America%20presentation.ppt

Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace: A Competitive Advantage

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This slide presentation endorses promoting good mental health within the workplace, not only for the benefit of the employee, but also for the benefit of the company’s success. As it describes, depression leads to lower levels of productivity, absenteeism, less loyalty to the company, and higher health insurance costs. The presentation lays out how employers and employees can advocate for more mental health care rights within the workplace.

To access this presentation, visit: http://www.eri-wi.org/Navigators/Resources/MentalHealth/Promoting_MH_in_the_workplace.ppt

For more information, visit: http://eri-wi.org/

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Wisconsin Disability Program Navigators (n.d.). Promoting mental health in the workplace: A competitive advantage. Retrieved May 26, 2009 from the Employment Resources, Inc. website: http://www.eri-wi.org/Navigators/Resources/MentalHealth/Promoting_MH_in_the_workplace.ppt

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