Two-Generation Approaches to Working with Fathers (NRFC Webinar)

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Two Generation Approaches to Working with Fathers
Year Published
2016
Author (Organization)
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
Resource Type
Webinar
Resource Format
PDF

This webinar presented an overview of the latest two-generation research and discuss ways in which the concepts might be applied to fatherhood work. Two-generation approaches attend to the needs of parents or caregivers and their children simultaneously. Most two-generation work to date has been with mothers and their children. Although the ultimate goal of most fatherhood programs is enhanced child well-being, only a few focus directly on the needs of fathers and their children. Two-generation approaches that link services for fathers with services for children could increase program impacts and amplify outcomes for children and families. Some child-focused programs, particularly in the Head Start community, are providing services for fathers of participating children; there may also be opportunities for father-focused programs to link with established educational or health services for children.

Webinar Goals
Participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The concepts, goals, and structure of two-generation work.
  • Recent two-generation work with mothers and their children, and how these programs might better engage fathers.
  • Ways in which fatherhood programs could focus services on fathers and children.
  • Ideas for linking fatherhood services with community services for children.
  • Resources that can inform and guide the development of two-generation programs.

Presenters:

  • Keren Cadet, Two-Generation Coordinator, The Center for Working Families, Atlanta, GA
  • Anthony Judkins, B.S., Program Manager, John S. Martinez Fatherhood Initiative, Connecticut Department of Social Services, Hartford, CT
  • Rodney Lawrence, Family Support Specialist, Supporting Arms, Atlanta, GA
  • Wanda N. Walker, Director of Program Excellence, Jeremiah Program, Minneapolis, MN

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