DadTalk Author: Eugene Schneeberg

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Eugene Schneeberg
Senior Technical Specialist, Fathers & Families
ICF

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.

Blog posts from Eugene Schneeberg

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.
Inspired by President Obama’s Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative, seven-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade hosted a Responsible Fatherhood Roundtable discussion and recognition ceremony with a group of individuals who exemplify the goals of the President’s initiative.
Along with over 500 fathers and children, my children and I recently had the privilege of attending the All Pro Dad’s Baltimore All Pro Dad Father and Kids Experience at M&T Bank Stadium. At the event, Super Bowl Champion Matt Stover spoke very personally about the importance of being a father.
Addressing fatherhood can play a key role in the addressing youth violence in our communities. This reality was recently front and center at a session of a two day working session of cities participating in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.