As part of the NRFC’s efforts to support the responsible fatherhood field the NRFC hosts a Webinar series. Originally directed toward the Office of Family Assistance-funded Responsible Fatherhood grantee programs, these Webinars focus on a range of programmatic topics, including working with specific populations, evaluation support, and program implementation tools.

NRFC April 2014 Addressing Domestic Violence

Addressing Domestic Violence: The Role of Fatherhood Programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

The webinar provides ideas and resources to help responsible fatherhood practitioners address issues of domestic violence and promote safe environments for children and families. 

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

  • The prevalence and impact of domestic violence in U.S. families.
  • Ways to work with domestic violence partners to help prevent domestic violence and ensure that referral procedures are in place for appropriate services for abusers and victims.
  • Strategies to address domestic violence and engage fathers in the promotion of nonviolence as part of responsible fatherhood work.
  • Education and awareness building approaches to raise program participants’ awareness of issues associated with domestic violence.
  • Ways to help fatherhood program participants serve as role models for their sons and daughters and ambassadors to their community.


  • Jacquelyn Boggess, Center for Family Policy and Practice, Madison, WI
  • Michael Jones, Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action (KISRA), Dunbar, WV
  • ramesh kathanadhi, Men Stopping Violence, Atlanta, GA


  • Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse