The greatest joys of fatherhood (conclusion)

June 30, 2022

Many fathers face barriers that limit their ability to provide for and nurture their families. As stakeholders invested in fathers, families, and communities, we must understand the circumstances and needs of all fathers and ensure that program services are inclusive and designed to meet their diverse needs. This is particularly important in serving low-income fathers and fathers returning to their community after a period of incarceration, as their circumstances often present additional barriers and challenges that necessitate additional support.

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), a national resource funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), invites you to join a 2-day virtual event focused on promising practices that create equitable access for all fathers.

Workshops will be organized around the topics of Diversity, Reentry, Inclusion, Vision, and Employment (DRIVE) to encourage attendees to Lead the DRIVE to fatherhood excellence. Presenters will include researchers, practitioners, and fathers who will share their lived experiences.

During this event participants will:

• Examine policies that negatively impact fathers and limit access.
• Highlight policies and strategies that increase access to services for fathers.
• Discuss racial equity and inclusion in fatherhood program delivery.
• Reflect on the experience of previously incarcerated fathers as they return to their families and communities and learn about successful strategies to help them navigate their journeys.
• Learn how program leaders have shared their visions for success with program staffers, fathers, and policy makers.
• Share and discuss qualitative and quantitative research findings about low-income fathers and disseminate best and promising practices that address their needs.

Online registration for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Virtual Event:

Description: Leading the DRIVE: A Fatherhood Submit on Diversity, Re-Entry, Inclusion, Virtual and Employment

June 15, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
June 16, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

On behalf of the Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper, its owners, management, and staff, we celebrate all fathers everywhere who are working hard to be a good father to their children whether you are the stepfather, biological father or you have been blessed to be someone’s spiritual father.


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