Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2020
Adjusting to a World of Social Distancing

Our personal and work lives have been turned upside down since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. As we all adjust to self-isolation and social distancing, it's important to remember the value in virtual networking. CSTP remains dedicated to connecting members through alternative forms of communication: our quarterly newsletter, quarterly conference calls, email, and LinkedIn group page. Stay safe, stay strong, and stay hopeful!
Delaware Fatherhood Program and Training Partnership for NCPs
Across the nation, the issue of engaging non-custodial parents (NCPs) in paying their child support obligations is gaining momentum. In Delaware, the Division of Child Support Services developed and piloted the Delaware Fatherhood Program to serve NCPs in conjunction with an assortment of public and community nonprofit partners. The fatherhood initiative targets low-income NCPs who are potentially at risk of not paying child support or losing contact with their children, as well as re-entry fathers, throughout the state. 
FIS: Strengthening Native Families through Responsible Fatherhood
Fatherhood Is Sacred (FIS) is a Native-based program that was developed by the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) in 2002. The organization sees fathers as one of the greatest untapped resources for addressing family dysfunction and broken homes rather than the cause of such issues.

NAFFA utilizes five core concepts in its curriculum to help fathers navigate the path to self-realization and new beginnings: Creator , Choice , Teachable , Wisdom , and Service
Ribbon Shirt Project: Getting Creative with Fatherhood Outreach
Last summer, Stockbridge-Munsee Community Tribal Child Support (SMCTCS) held a ribbon shirt sewing class for custodial and non-custodial parents as part of its Fatherhood Outreach Program. The class served as an incentive for fathers who pay support for their children and are actively involved in their children’s lives and those who are custodial parents raising their children or the children of others in the community. 
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