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Getting fathers through the door is one of the biggest challenges faced by fatherhood programs, but then it is important to keep them involved while you work towards positive outcomes for them and their families. Please join us for an overview of relevant research and a conversation about lessons learned from outreach and retention work in responsible fatherhood programs.
Neil Tift, Outreach Project Coordinator, Native American Fatherhood and Families Association, Mesa, AZ
Angel Flores, Program Supervisor, Dads’ Club, Vista Community Clinic, Vista, CA
Training Materials, Other
In 2015 alone, more than 33,000 people in the United States died of opioid overdose, which is over 90 people each day. This toolkit, developed by the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, contains practical steps your organization can take to bring hope and healing to the millions suffering the consequences of opioid abuse disorder. (Author abstract)
The Sustainability Framework and Assessment Tool was developed at the Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS), a public health research center at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. The Center’s work in the area of sustainability began in 2003 with Project LEaP, a rigorous process evaluation examining the effects of funding reductions on eight state tobacco control programs. Recognizing that sustainability is a significant challenge for not only public health, but also social service and clinical care programs, in 2010 CPHSS began…
Other, Fact Sheet
Designed for judges, this bench card contains steps that judicial officers can take to help fathers participate in the child protection court process and case planning. (Author abstract modified)
Other, Fact Sheet
Designed for judges, this bench card contains ways in which judicial officers can help better engage fathers by understanding how men seek help and learn differently from women. They can also encourage the child welfare agency to work with fathers as often as mothers, offer services geared toward men's learning styles, and work as hard to find and engage fathers as mothers. (Author abstract modified)
This issue of the Partners for Kids newsletter highlights the good fatherhood work going on in North Carolina.
This tool is an adaptation of the FFCU created by the National Fatherhood Initiative. This will help you assess the degree to which your court's operations encourage father involvement in the courtroom and through the court's administrative functions.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, this NRFC webinar highlighted the important roles that women have played, and continue to play, in the field of responsible fatherhood. We discussed how the voices of women have influenced fatherhood research, advocacy, and public policy; explored the role of female professionals in the development and implementation of fatherhood services; and provided tips from female experts on how women can effectively deliver front-line fatherhood services such as case management and group facilitation.
Linda Mellgren, Senior…
For too many young people the transition to adulthood is characterized by isolation, joblessness, and a lack of educational opportunity or connection to caring community. In a far-reaching effort to help disconnected youth, nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies across the U.S. are providing support in the form of shelters, job training, mentorship, college prep, job placement, and mental and reproductive health services. But in order to achieve success it is clear that these efforts require greater alignment and coordination. This special collection gathers the many lessons being…