Children of Divorce:Meeting the Needs of the       FatherlessMobilizing the Faith Community to Action          Copyright 2...
50% of all the children born tomarried parents today willexperience the divorce of theirparents before they are 18years ol...
40% of all divorced children haven’t seen their fathers in the last yearWade, Horn and Busy. Fathers, Marriage and Welfare...
Risks to Children of Divorce                    1 of 21.   Four times more like to have problems with peers2.   Three time...
Risks to Children of Divorce                     2 of 21.   More problems with school performance2.   More emotional and p...
Risks to Father-absent Children                  1 of 21.   Four times more likely to be poor2.   More likely to have beha...
Risks to Father-absent Children                   2 of 21.   More likely to be victim of abuse2.   More likely to be sexua...
Risks to the Church1. 62% of divorced kids reject the faith of their   parents2. 37% of these children will not worship re...
One Solution:Engage the Faith Community in Mentoring          Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD                    all r...
Train up a child in the way heshould go, and when he is old he    will not depart from it.          Proverbs 22: 6        ...
Mentoring WorksResearch shows that kids who spend time regularly with a  caring adult mentor for at least one year are:1. ...
Does it last?Adults who had a mentor through Big BrothersBig Sisters compared to non- participant peers:1.75% more likely ...
This changed my life. No one ever took the time to do this for me            before…Participant in Blockbuster mentoring p...
What Makes Mentoring Work?1. Mature, committed mentors2. Regular, informal contact3. Time to build a relationship   • Freq...
Mentoring the Fatherless The Ministry Strategy    Copyright 2010 Kevin Karlson JD PhD              all rights reserved.
5    God in His holy house is a father    to those who have no father…6    God makes a home for those who              are...
Mentoring the Fatherless            The Ministry StrategyPhase 1•Get Gateway buy-in•Recruit /screen potential mentors•Iden...
Mentoring the FatherlessPhase 2•Develop strategic plan for Mentoring/Leadershipevent at Cowboys Stadium•Engage other DFW m...
Mentoring the Fatherless:           The Ministry StrategyPhase 3• Execute Cowboys Stadium event•Plan media coverage•Repeat...
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  1. 1. Children of Divorce:Meeting the Needs of the FatherlessMobilizing the Faith Community to Action Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  2. 2. 50% of all the children born tomarried parents today willexperience the divorce of theirparents before they are 18years old.Fagan, Fitzgerald, Rector“The Effects of Divorce On America” Copyright 20102Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  3. 3. 40% of all divorced children haven’t seen their fathers in the last yearWade, Horn and Busy. Fathers, Marriage and Welfare Reform,Hudson Institute Executive Briefing, 1997 Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  4. 4. Risks to Children of Divorce 1 of 21. Four times more like to have problems with peers2. Three times more likely to need counseling3. Two times more likely to drop out of school4. As adults, two times more likely to be suicidal Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  5. 5. Risks to Children of Divorce 2 of 21. More problems with school performance2. More emotional and psychological problems3. More likely to be overly aggressive (boys)4. More likely to lonely, unhappy, anxious, insecure more than 5 years after the divorce Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  6. 6. Risks to Father-absent Children 1 of 21. Four times more likely to be poor2. More likely to have behavior problems3. Mother is more likely to be depressed4. More likely to experience asthma/respiratory illnesses Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  7. 7. Risks to Father-absent Children 2 of 21. More likely to be victim of abuse2. More likely to be sexually active as a teen3. More likely to abuse drugs/alcohol4. More likely to end up in jail Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  8. 8. Risks to the Church1. 62% of divorced kids reject the faith of their parents2. 37% of these children will not worship regularly, and 60% will leave the church3. People under 30 are 20% of the US population but 31% of people “unaffiliated with any church”4. Only 1 in 5 Christians understand that “salvation is by faith alone” Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  9. 9. One Solution:Engage the Faith Community in Mentoring Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  10. 10. Train up a child in the way heshould go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22: 6 Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  11. 11. Mentoring WorksResearch shows that kids who spend time regularly with a caring adult mentor for at least one year are:1. 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs2. 27% less likely to start drinking3. 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school4. 37% less likely to skip a class5. 33% less likely to hit someone6. More trusting of their parents or guardians7. Five times more likely to graduate from high school Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  12. 12. Does it last?Adults who had a mentor through Big BrothersBig Sisters compared to non- participant peers:1.75% more likely to have college degree2.39% more likely to have household incomes of $75,000or more.3.More likely than non-alumni to be engaged in theircommunity Copyright 20102 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  13. 13. This changed my life. No one ever took the time to do this for me before…Participant in Blockbuster mentoring program Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  14. 14. What Makes Mentoring Work?1. Mature, committed mentors2. Regular, informal contact3. Time to build a relationship • Frequency: 2-4 times per month • Duration: at least a year4. Mutual trust5. Orientation/training/coaching Copyright 20102 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  15. 15. Mentoring the Fatherless The Ministry Strategy Copyright 2010 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  16. 16. 5  God in His holy house is a father to those who have no father…6  God makes a home for those who are alone. Psalms 68:5-6 NLV Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  17. 17. Mentoring the Fatherless The Ministry StrategyPhase 1•Get Gateway buy-in•Recruit /screen potential mentors•Identify potential mentees•Hold mentor training workshop (8-10 hours)•Match mentors to mentees Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  18. 18. Mentoring the FatherlessPhase 2•Develop strategic plan for Mentoring/Leadershipevent at Cowboys Stadium•Engage other DFW mega-churches•Engage business partners•Develop detailed business/marketing plan for theevent Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
  19. 19. Mentoring the Fatherless: The Ministry StrategyPhase 3• Execute Cowboys Stadium event•Plan media coverage•Repeat in top 10 US cities•Plan for world-wide expansion Copyright 2012 Kevin Karlson JD PhD all rights reserved.
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