Current as of August 2017: Eugene serves as a Senior Fatherhood & Families Specialist at ICF where he works on a range of projects that work to promote responsible fatherhood and strengthen families. Prior to joining ICF, Eugene served as the Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Justice. Eugene earned a degree in Urban Affairs from Boston University in 2003, and currently resides in the Washington D.C. metro area. As a contributing author to The DadTalk Blog, Eugene has written on topics including youth violence prevention, co-parenting, children of incarcerated parents, and the importance of spending time with your children.
As a dad it can be easy to get a caught up in the idea that the most important part of your job as a parent has to do with the material things you give to your kids. Beyond just covering basics like food and shelter, it can be easy to think your value is connected to how many sneakers, dolls, or video games you can give your kids.