Working with Dads: Resources and Support for Fathers of Children with Special Needs (NRFC Webinar)

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National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
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About 1 in every 5 U.S. households with children includes at least one special needs child . That means most fatherhood programs can expect to work with fathers who have children with special needs. This webinar, a follow up to a 2008 webinar on Working with Fathers of Special Needs Children, will focus on issues faced by fathers and families with children of special needs and provide useful information and resources for practitioners and fathers.

Goals of Webinar:  After this training webinar, participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The range of issues faced by Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN).
  • Issues faced by fathers and mothers of special needs children.
  • The special needs of fathers raising children with chronic illness or developmental disability.
  • Practical things that dads of special needs children can do to support each other and their children.
  • Ways that fatherhood practitioners can identify and provide support to fathers of special needs children.
  • Resources for fathers and practitioners who work with them.


  • WC Hoecke, Family Connection, Columbia, SC
  • Ray Morris, Dads 4 Special Kids, Phoenix, AZ
  • Gregg Schell, Washington State Fathers Network, Bellevue, WA

Facilitator: Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse


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