The Importance of Co-Parenting and Relationship Skills: Helping Fathers Help Their Children (NRFC Webinar)

The Importance of Co-Parenting and Relationship Skills
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Many fatherhood program participants balance complicated situations and relationships. They may live with some, but not all, of their biological children; they may be an adoptive parent or step-parent; and they may have children who live in several different households. In all of these situations, children are likely to fare better if their biological parents and other caregivers are able to work effectively as a co-parenting team (McHale, J. & Lindahl, K., 2011.)

This webinar will provide an overview of strategies that can help fathers overcome obstacles and work with their co-parents to improve their relationships and provide important benefits for their children. Presenters will cover tips and co-parenting principles that can be incorporated into fatherhood programs and other parenting programs. Attendees will also learn more about relevant NRFC resources such as Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit: Resources from the Field and the National Call Center (1-877-4DAD411).


  • Carolyn and Philip Cowan, Emeritus Professors of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Aaron Ivchenko, Senior Case Manager, Child Find of America and NRFC National Call Center, New Paltz, NY
  • James P. McHale, Ph.D., Director of the Family Study Center, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Marc Taylor, Project Director, True Dads, It’s My Community Initiative, Oklahoma City, OK

Moderator/Facilitator: Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

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