FRPN Webinar: State Policies and Practices to Promote Father Involvement

Apr 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

3 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Mark your calendar for the next FRPN webinar which will highlight innovative state policies and practices to engage fathers in key family programs. We will address such questions as:

  • What are innovative state policies and practices to engage fathers in key family programs?
  • How are some child support agencies passing through more child support to families, adjusting orders for fathers with low incomes, engaging fathers to avoid court involvement and using debt forgiveness and driver’s license reinstatement to promote father engagement in workforce and parenting programs?
  • How are some child welfare agencies locating fathers whose children are in child welfare cases, including fathers in prevention, case planning and treatment services, staffing father outreach efforts and adjusting child support collection to promote family reunification in foster care cases?
  • How are some maternal and child health agencies engaging fathers in prenatal and post-partum care, efforts to improve infant health and reduce mortality, initiatives on vaccinations and nutrition, home visiting, family preservation services and early learning experiences?
  • What type of fatherhood research is needed to move the policy agenda forward in these areas?

Webinar presenters include: 

  • Frances Pardus-Abbadessa, Executive Deputy Commissioner, HRA/Office of Child Support Services, New York City, NY
  • Sasha Rasco, Associate Commissioner, Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Division, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, TX
  • Fernando Mederos, Simmons College  School of Social Work, MA and Ann Ream, Director of Community Relations, Summit County Children Service, OH
  • Cynthia Osborne, Associate Dean for Academic Strategies and Director, Child and Family Research Partnership, TX

Register for the April 18 webinar at the link below. 

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