The Dakota Fatherhood Summit III : Executive Summary and Report.

Year Published
2003
Author (Individual)
Brotherson, Sean E.
Resource Type
Other
Resource Format
PDF
The Dakota Fatherhood Initiative (DFI) is a grassroots collaboration comprised of various programs and individuals from North and South Dakota who work with fathers in a variety of settings. This includes hosting and planning an annual Dakota Fatherhood Summit each year with sites alternating between North and South Dakota. The Dakota Fatherhood Summit III was held in Fargo, North Dakota on May 21-23, 2003. Previous summits were held in Bismarck, ND (April 2002) and Pierre, SD (October 2002). The Summit provided the opportunity to address key issues regarding male and father involvement in family life, review research and programs on father involvement, showcase resources, and encourage networking and capacity-building activities in the region related to healthy father involvement and family life. The Dakota Fatherhood Summit III was attended by approximately 180 individuals from at least six different states. A majority of participants came from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota, but additional participants also attended from Wyoming, Montana, and Washington. Of notable interest was the fact that a sizeable number of participants attended with support from local Head Start or Early Head Start programs, and also that between 30 and 40 percent of participants were from Native American communities across the region. (Author abstract)

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