Webinars

As part of the NRFC’s efforts to support the responsible fatherhood field the NRFC hosts a Webinar series. Originally directed toward the Office of Family Assistance-funded Responsible Fatherhood grantee programs, these Webinars focus on a range of programmatic topics, including working with specific populations, evaluation support, and program implementation tools.

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse: Let's talk about mental health February 18, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Taking care of our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that one in five adult Americans (ages 18 and older) will experience a mental health problem this year.

This NRFC webinar focused on ways in which fatherhood programs can talk with fathers about mental health issues. Specifically, it provided tips on helping fathers identify and address mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues, talk about ways to address misperceptions about “mental illness,” and look at strategies to encourage prevention, resilience, and recovery.

Goals of Webinar: 

After this training webinar, participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The types of mental health issues that fathers may experience.
  • Assessment tools to help fatherhood practitioners identify mental health issues.
  • Tips to engage fathers in reflective conversations designed to break down misperceptions and encourage prevention, resilience, and recovery.
  • Ways in which fatherhood programs can develop referral networks of culturally competent providers.
  • Helpful resources for fatherhood programs and fathers.

Presenters

  • Frank Blaney, L.A. Fathers Program, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA
  • Drs. Sophie de Figueiredo and Bridgid Conn, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA
  • Joe Jones, Center for Urban Families, Baltimore, MD
  • Dr. Tiffaney Parkman, University of Baltimore, MD

Facilitator

  • Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
NRFC April 2015 Webinar Working with Child Support: Continuing the Conversation
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

This NRFC webinar is a follow-up to a March 2013 webinar in which we began a conversation about ways in which fatherhood practitioners can partner with local child support offices to help non-custodial fathers and their families. We will continue this conversation on April 15, 2015 with two fatherhood programs that have successfully established effective partnerships with their local child support office.

Webinar Goals

Participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of ways in which fatherhood programs and child support agencies can work together to:

  • Provide fathers with accurate information about child support.
  • Explain the benefits of paternity establishment.
  • Provide employment services to help fathers meet their child support obligations.
  • Help with modification of orders and arrearages as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain effective local partnerships that meet mutual program goals.

Presenters

  • Nicolette Bennett, Kansas Department for Children and Families, Child Support Services, Topeka, KS
  • Patty Hunt, Contra Costa County Department of Child Support Services, Martinez, CA
  • Barbara Lacina, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Washington, DC
  • Brad Lambert, Connections to Success, Kansas City, KS
  • Rhody McCoy, Rubicon, Richmond, CA 

Facilitator

  • Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
Father and son reading and laughing together
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

The Office of Family Assistance, through the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), is providing this technical assistance webinar for all responsible fatherhood practitioners, including current OFA grantees, and other interested stakeholders.

Children who read well by third grade are more likely than their peers to experience academic success and economic stability as adults. They are also more likely to have parents who read to them. This webinar looks at ways in which fatherhood programs can help fathers improve their own literacy, encourage them to read to their children, and enhance outcomes for two generations (parents and their  children).

Webinar Goals - participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The benefits for children when their dads read aloud to them.
  • Ways to help dads bond with their young children through reading.
  • Strategies to help men who may have struggled with reading improve their own reading skills and enhance their employment opportunities.
  • Activities for use in fatherhood programs.
  • Resources for more information.

Presenters:

  • J. Michael Hall, President and Founder, Strong Fathers-Strong Families, Fort Worth, TX
  • Allison Hyra, Fellow, ICF International, Fairfax, VA
  • (Tentative) Glen Palm, Professor Emeritus, Child & Family Studies, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Facilitator: Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Registration information available on the NRFC Events Calendar

The Office of Family Assistance, through the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), is providing this technical assistance webinar for all responsible fatherhood practitioners, including current OFA grantees, and other interested stakeholders.

Fatherhood programs work with fathers to help them improve their parenting, relationship, and employment skills and generally strengthen families to improve outcomes for children. Some of the approaches to this work are universal, others are more culturally grounded. This webinar will explore strategies that have proven successful in work with fathers from Latino backgrounds.  

Webinar Goals - participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • Ways in which working with Latino fathers may differ from work with other dads.
  • Strategies that have proven successful in connecting with Latino fathers.
  • General tips for programs that work with Latino fathers, including hiring and training culturally competent staff, providing effective services, and creating an environment of mutual learning and respect.
  • Resources for more information.

Presenters:

  • Jerry Tello, National Compadres Network, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jose Muñoz, Compadre y Compadre, The Children’s Shelter, San Antonio, TX
  • Alicia La Hoz, Family Bridges, Chicago, IL

Facilitator: Patrick Patterson, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
 

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, www.fatherhood.gov, logo – outline father holding girl, boy, Working with Fathers to Identify and Resolve Substance Abuse Problems, Thursday January 30, 2014, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (Eastern), Ted Strader, Andrew Gaddy, Sanford (Sandy) Robinson, Facilitator: Patrick Patterson, Webinar
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

The Office of Family Assistance, through the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), provided this technical assistance webinar for all responsible fatherhood practitioners, including current OFA grantees, and other interested stakeholders.

Fathers participating in fatherhood programs are often faced by a number of personal issues that act as barriers to achieving parenting, relationship, and employment goals.  One of the most significant of these issues is substance abuse.  This webinar shared lessons learned from the field and tips to help fatherhood practitioners identify issues and work with fathers to resolve substance abuse problems.

Goals of Webinar:  Participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • Techniques for identifying substance abuse problems.
  • Ways to help fathers acknowledge, and commit to dealing with, substance abuse problems.
  • Tips for helping fathers resolve substance abuse problems.
  • Utilizing peer support groups and connections with program staff to help fathers overcome substance abuse issues and strengthen family relationships.
  • Establishing effective referral networks.
  • Resources for fathers and practitioners who work with them.

Presenters:

  • Ted Strader, Executive Director, Council on Prevention and Education: Substances (COPES), Louisville, KY
  • Andrew Gaddy, Program Coordinator, McDermott Center/Haymarket Center, Chicago, IL
  • Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Facilitator:

Patrick Patterson, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse 

NRFC April 2014 Addressing Domestic Violence
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

The webinar provides ideas and resources to help responsible fatherhood practitioners address issues of domestic violence and promote safe environments for children and families. 

Goals of Webinar:  After this training webinar, participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The prevalence and impact of domestic violence in U.S. families.
  • Ways to work with domestic violence partners to help prevent domestic violence and ensure that referral procedures are in place for appropriate services for abusers and victims.
  • Strategies to address domestic violence and engage fathers in the promotion of nonviolence as part of responsible fatherhood work.
  • Education and awareness building approaches to raise program participants’ awareness of issues associated with domestic violence.
  • Ways to help fatherhood program participants serve as role models for their sons and daughters and ambassadors to their community.

Presenters:

  • Jacquelyn Boggess, Center for Family Policy and Practice, Madison, WI
  • Michael Jones, Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action (KISRA), Dunbar, WV
  • Ramesh Kathanadhi, Men Stopping Violence, Atlanta, GA

Facilitator:

  • Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
NRFC July 2014 Webinar
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

The ability to recruit fathers is one of the key measures of a fatherhood program’s success. Effective outreach and recruitment are key to effective programming, and can be a challenge for many programs. This webinar draws upon tips and ideas from the NRFC's Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit and features presentations from three well established responsible fatherhood practitioners. 

Goals of Webinar:  After this training webinar, participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • Ways to spread the word in the community about fatherhood program activities.
  • Developing visually appealing and effective outreach materials.
  • Opportunities to engage and connect with fathers.
  • Effective recruitment techniques.

Presenters:

  • Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
  • Barry McIntosh, Young Fathers of Santa Fe
  • James Worthy, Consultant

Facilitator/Moderator: Patrick Patterson, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Bullying is a problem faced by many children at school, in the community, and online. Children may bully others, they may be victims of bullying behavior, or they may find themselves in a bystander role. This NRFC webinar focuses on ways in which fatherhood programs can address these and related issues with fathers and their local communities.

Goals of Webinar:

  • After this training webinar, participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:
  • The different roles that children may play in bullying behavior.
  • Ways in which fathers can talk with their children about bullying, understanding that their children may have been bullied or may have bullied others.
  • How fatherhood practitioners can address issues related to bullying as part of parenting education classes.
  • Ways in which fatherhood programs can support “anti-bullying” and “stop-bullying” initiatives in their local communities.
  • Helpful resources for fatherhood programs and fathers.

Presenters:

  • David Miller, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
  • Callahan Walsh, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  • Michael Knowles, Chair, National PTA Male Engagement Committee

Facilitator/Moderator:

  • Patrick Patterson, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
January 2013 Webinar Presentation
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the January 24, 2013 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, “The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse: Your Resource for Strengthening Fathers and Families in 2013.”

During this Webinar, an overview of the NRFC and the available resources and supports that the clearinghouse offers to fathers, families, and the fatherhood field was provided. In 2013, the NRFC will provide new resource materials and supports for practitioners, community- and faith-based programs, government and privately- funded programs, and the public.

Moderator:  Patrick Patterson, Manager, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Presenters:

  • Lisa Washington-Thomas, NRFC COTR, Office of Family Assistance
  • Matt Crews - Clearinghouse Task Lead, NRFC
  • Edward Lawson Jr. - Community Outreach Task Lead, NRFC
  • Donna Linder - Clearinghouse Team, NRFC
  • Jen McHenry - Website Task Lead, NRFC
  • David Miller - Community Outreach Team, NRFC
  • Nigel Vann - Product Development Task Lead, NRFC
March 2013 NRFC Webinar
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

This webinar provided ideas and resources to help responsible fatherhood practitioners understand and meet the needs of non-custodial fathers and their families.  It featured an overview of federal, state and local policies, partnerships and initiatives; explained how fatherhood practitioners can partner with local child support offices; and generally explored strategies to help non-custodial fathers and their families.

Goals of Webinar
Webinar participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • Child Support policies and procedures.
  • Strategies and resources that fatherhood practitioners can use to help non-custodial fathers understand and manage their child support responsibilities.
  • Examples of successful partnerships between fatherhood programs and child support at the state and local level.
  • Ways to develop and maintain effective local partnerships with child support.

Presenters

  • Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • Michael Hayes, Deputy for Family Initiatives in the Child Support Division of the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG)
  • Cedric Petteway, Responsible Fatherhood Specialist/Child Support Liaison, Center for Urban Families (MD)
NRFC June 20, 2013 Webinar
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

This webinar focused on the importance of father involvement and strategies that fatherhood programs can use to support father engagement with young infants, school age children, and teenagers. 

Goals of Webinar: After this training webinar, participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • How father involvement benefits children, fathers and mothers.
  • Tips to help new dads bond with their babies and infants.
  • Strategies that dads can use to ensure they are engaged in the lives of their school age children.
  • Ways that dads can better communicate with their teenagers.
  • Helpful resources that fatherhood practitioners can use in their work with fathers.

Presenters:

  • Armin Brott, Ask Mr. Dad columnist and author of The Expectant Father, Oakland, CA
  • David Miller, NRFC Social Media Manager and author of Khalil's Way, a children's book about bullying through the eyes of an 11-year old boy, Washington, DC
  • Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., Psychologist and author of Surviving Your Child's Adolescence, Austin, TX

Moderator

  • Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
NRFC July 2013 Webinar Working with Dads: Resources and Support for Fathers of Children with Special Needs
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

About 1 in every 5 U.S. households with children includes at least one special needs child . That means most fatherhood programs can expect to work with fathers who have children with special needs. This webinar, a follow up to a 2008 webinar on Working with Fathers of Special Needs Children, will focus on issues faced by fathers and families with children of special needs and provide useful information and resources for practitioners and fathers.

Goals of Webinar:  After this training webinar, participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The range of issues faced by Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN).
  • Issues faced by fathers and mothers of special needs children.
  • The special needs of fathers raising children with chronic illness or developmental disability.
  • Practical things that dads of special needs children can do to support each other and their children.
  • Ways that fatherhood practitioners can identify and provide support to fathers of special needs children.
  • Resources for fathers and practitioners who work with them.

Presenters:

  • WC Hoecke, Family Connection, Columbia, SC
  • Ray Morris, Dads 4 Special Kids, Phoenix, AZ
  • Gregg Schell, Washington State Fathers Network, Bellevue, WA

Facilitator: Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

NRFC April 2012 Webinar Presentation
Thursday, April 26, 2012 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the April 26, 2012 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, “Achieving Economic Stability: Strategies for Successfully Connecting Dads to Jobs.”

This webinar presented information and strategies to help participants improve their knowledge and understanding of: Federal Department of Labor priorities and programs; Employment partnering opportunities for Responsible Fatherhood programs; Practical ideas from research to help fathers find and keep jobs; and, Promising Practices and Lessons Learned from programs that have successfully helped fathers achieve economic stability.

Presenters included:

  • Ben Seigel: Deputy Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Dr. Ronald Mincy: Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY
  • Bob and Kathy Lambert: Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors, Connections to Success, St. Louis, MO
NRFC July 2012 Webinar Presentation
Thursday, July 12, 2012 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the July 12, 2012 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, “Effective Strategies for Working with Fathers Returning from Prison.”

The webinar will provide ideas and resources to guide work with fathers who are returning to the community from prison.  Resources will also be provided that can be shared with fathers and their families.

After this training webinar, participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of: Federal Department of Justice Prisoner Re-entry priorities, supports, and guidance; Research findings from a review of Prisoner Re-entry programs; and, Effective Strategies and Lessons Learned from programs having success helping fathers who are returning from prison.

Presenters:

  • Eugene Schneeberg: Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Tasseli McKay: RTI International
  • Marvin Charles: DADS Program, Seattle, WA

 

August 2012 Webinar Presentation
Thursday, August 23, 2012 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the August 23, 2012 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, “Fatherhood Buzz - Back to School Initiative: Effective Strategies for Increasing Father Involvement in Schools.”

This webinar provided ideas and resources to help increase father involvement in schools and their children’s education.  Information was provided on various initiatives that have helped engage fathers and father figures, inspire children, reduce bullying, and generally improve the educational environment in order that men may become more involved in the lives of their children. After this training webinar, participants will improve their knowledge and understanding of: The importance and impact of father involvement in schools; Strategies that fatherhood practitioners can use to engage with local schools and school districts in order to increase father involvement in schools and improve outcomes for children; and, Resources and tips for fathers to help them increase their involvement in schools and their children’s education.

Moderator:  Dennis Bega, Acting National Director of Regional Operations, Office of Communications and Outreach, US Department of Education

Presenters:

  • J. Michael Hall, President and Founder, Strong Fathers - Strong Families
  • Betsy Landers, President, National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • Philip Jackson, Founder and Executive Director, The Black Star Project


Facilitator: Patrick Patterson, Manager, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

NRFC April 2011 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the April 19, 2011 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, “Working with Dads: Parenting Skills Development.”

This webinar discussed ideas, strategies and resources to use in working with dads to enhance their parenting knowledge and skills, including sharing strategies programs might use to show fathers the importance of early father-infant bonding; looking at ways to help fathers increase their understanding of child development and age-appropriate behavior; and, looking at ways to help fathers increase their understanding of child 

NRFC June 2011 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the June 21, 2011 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, “Telling the Story: Documenting and Disseminating Stories of Program Success.”

A big part of fatherhood work is helping fathers “tell their story” to themselves, their children and their partners. As John Badalament pointed out in the April webinar, it is important that fathers “be known” to their children. It is also important that your fatherhood program be known to the community, particularly to potential participants and funders.

NRFC August 2011 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the August 16, 2011 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, “Taking the Domestic Violence Conversation to the Community.”

This webinar presented strategies and approaches you can use in your program to raise awareness and change behavior, and had an emphasis on working with men in a fatherhood context and empowering them to take these conversations to family, friends and community. Topics included: ways to raise fatherhood program participants' awareness of the realities of violent and controlling behavior and the negative impacts for children; emphasize communication, mutual understanding, and healing; and, ways to use fatherhood groups to reinforce the message and build mutual support systems to change behavior.

NRFC April 2010 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the April 20, 2010 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, " Beyond the Protocol: Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Intervention." Presentation slides from the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discussed issues including: definitions of domestic violence, implications and strategies for fatherhood programs, and domestic violence and fatherhood program partnerships.

NRFC June 2010 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the June 22, 2010 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, "Using Data Evaluation to Improve Program Performance and Outcomes." Presentation slides for the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discussed issues including: monitoring data for the purpose of program improvement, logic models, process evaluation, and the Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) project.

NRFC September 2010 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the September 28, 2010 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, “Working with Homeless Fathers: Lessons from the Field.”

This webinar discussed issues to help participants improve knowledge and understanding of: the scope of homelessness in the United States; the impact of homelessness on fathers and families; successful strategies for working with homeless fathers; and, ways in which fatherhood programs can work directly or in partnership with other community agencies to help homeless fathers and families.

NRFC November 2010 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the November 16, 2010 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, “Integrating Healthy Marriage Skills in Responsible Fatherhood Programs.”

This webinar discussed ways in which fatherhood practitioners can help men understand: the impact of our own upbringing on our attitudes and approach to marriage and parenting; how different stages of marriage and child development impact a relationship; ways to balance the needs of your children with the needs of your wife; essential communication and conflict resolution skills; and, strategies to deal with the inevitable stresses of family life.

NRFC January 2009 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the January 27, 2009 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Helping Fathers Reconnect with their Families." Presentation slides and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discusses issues facing military families, veterans, and resources available to assist them. A resource list for programs working for military families is also included.

NRFC February 2009 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the February 24, 2009 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Working with Fathers in Groups." Presentation slides and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discusses strategies and lessons learned regarding working for fathers in groups, as well as the distinctions between facilitating and teaching in a group setting. Presenters include a group facilitation expert, and two grantees: a female working with a Spanish speaking fathers’ group and a male working with a low-income group of fathers and mothers.

NRFC March 2009 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 (All day)

osted below are supporting documents associated with the March 31, 2009 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Evaluation: Tips and Tools to Document and Impact Your Work with Fathers." Presentation slides and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar topics includes discussion of: data collection methods and tools; different uses of quantitative and qualitative data; and, looks at the most effective ways of presenting findings.

NRFC April 2009 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the April 28, 2009 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Working with Fathers from the Hip-Hop Culture." Presentation slides and a transcript of the Webinar are included. A supplemental presentation is also included.

This Webinar discussed the development of hip-hop culture from subculture to the global, cross-cultural impact it enjoys today and discusses innovative service delivery strategies designed to help with recruitment and retention of fathers into responsible fatherhood programs.

NRFC May 2009 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the May 26, 2009 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Working with Fathers from Rural and Small Town Communities." Presentation slides and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discussed specific issues faced by fatherhood practitioners working in rural, small town and suburban areas, as well as the extent to which issues faced by urban and non-urban fatherhood practitioners are similar or different.

NRFC June 2009 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the June 23, 2009 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Responsible Fatherhood in the Context of Marriage: Promoting Healthy Marriage Activities with Couples or Single Fathers." Presentation slides, audio and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discussed issues including: Sharing effective recruitment strategies and general lessons learned from work with couples and/or with fathers; exploring strategies to help fathers gain new insights; increase their understanding of themselves and their partners; and recognize and address key relationship issues; and, sharing ways to teach couples and individual fathers Healthy Marriage skills.

NRFC July 2009 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the July 28, 2009 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Working with Dads Prenatally and Early Years: Encouraging Early Bonding and Addressing Health and Safety Issues." Presentation slides, a transcript, and an additional handout from the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discussed issues including: research concerning the impact of early father-child bonding; ways to engage with fathers prenatally; and, key information that practitioners can present to fathers of infants and toddlers.

NRFC September 2009 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the September 2009 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, "Helping Fathers Address Stepfamily and Multiple Partner Fertility Issues." Presentation slides, a transcript, and an additional handout from the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discussed issues including: research concerning stepfamilies; key issues facing stepfathers and fathers of children in multiple households; and, sharing information that practitioners can use in their work with stepfathers.

NRFC October 2009 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the October 27, 2009 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar, " Using the Internet and Modern Media to Enhance Your Fatherhood Program." Presentation slides and a transcriptfrom the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discussed issues including: using social media and online outlets to share your message and reach fathers, and using movies and other media to supplement your program.

NRFC February Webinar Presentation
Thursday, February 7, 2008 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the February 7, 2008 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Promising Practices: Funding & Collaboration Opportunities with Child Support Enforcement." Presentation materials and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discusses funding and collaboration opportunities with the Office of Child Support Enforcement, primarily through the utilization of Access & Visitation grants.

NRFC March 20, 2008 Webinar Presentation
Thursday, March 20, 2008 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the March 20, 2008 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "EITC: A Resource For Fathers & Families." Presentation materials and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discusses the Earned Income Tax Credit and how programs can utilize the program as a way to benefit fathers and families and achieving economic stability and self-sufficiency.

NRFC May 2008 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the May 27, 2008 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Utilizing the NRFC Media Campaign and Working with Your Local Media." A transcript of the Webinar is included.

This Webinar discusses the NRFC Take Time to Be a Dad Today media campaign and how to utilize the existing campaign materials in local markets, as well as strategies and tips on working with local media to promote local programs.

NRFC June 2008 Webinar
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the June 25, 2008 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar presented with the National Healthy Marriage Resources Center on "Fatherhood and Marriage: What’s the Connection." A transcript of the Webinar is included.

This Webinar discusses the connection between responsible fatherhood and healthy marriage programs.

NRFC July 2008 Webinar
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the July 22, 2008 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Co-Parenting: Helping Fathers and Mothers Work Together in the Best Interests of Their Children." Presentation slides and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discusses curriculum, strategies, and concepts regarding co-parenting classes and strategies for responsible fatherhood programs to utilize.

NRFC September 2008 Webinar
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the September 23, 2008 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Working with Fathers of Special Needs Children." Presentation slides and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discusses challenges faced by fathers of special needs children and resources available to fathers and programs to help address those needs.

NRFC October 2008 Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the October 21, 2008 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "The Role of Fatherhood Programs in Addressing Domestic Violence." Presentation slides and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar discusses how domestic violence and responsible fatherhood organization can partner, challenges to address in partnerships, as well as when dealing with addressing domestic violence in fatherhood programs.

NRFC April 2008 Webinar Presentation
Sunday, April 28, 2013 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the April 22, 2008 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Promising Practices: Working with Teen Fathers." Presentation slides and a transcript of the Webinar are included.

This Webinar focuses on working with young and teen fathers, including a program in California focusing on Latino fathers.

NRFC April 2007 TA Webinar Presentation
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 (All day)

April 18, 2007
Posted below are supporting documents associated with the April 18, 2007 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar "Batterers Prevention & Intervention Services for Fatherhood Programs." Presentation materials are included.

This Webinar discusses domestic violence programs specifically for fatherhood programs in terms of batterers prevention and intervention services.

NRFC May 2007 TA Webinar Presentation
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the May 23, 2007 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar "Developing A Responsible Fatherhood Marketing Campaign." Included are the presentation materials.

This Webinar discusses tips and strategies on developing a marketing campaign for a responsible fatherhood program. For information on the NRFC Take Time to Be A Dad Today media campaign, visit the Multimedia section of the NRFC.

NRFC June 2007 TA Webinar Presentation
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the June 27, 2007 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar "Recruitment & Retention: Getting & Keeping Fathers Involved in Program Services." Presentation materials are included.

This Webinar discusses challenges, strategies, and methods related to recruiting fathers, and then the issues faced in retaining participants for the length of a program.

NRFC July 2007 TA Webinar Presentation
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the July 18, 2007 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Adopting, Implementing, and Replicating Fatherhood Curricula." Presentation materials are included.

This Webinar discusses how to identify, adapt, and implement a fatherhood curriculum in a program to best serve target fathers. The NRFC's Compendium of Curricula Used by Fatherhood Programs, provides examples of various available curricula.

NRFC August 2007 TA Webinar Presentation
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the August 22, 2007 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Program Evaluation: Essential Tips for Fatherhood Programs, Part I." Presentation materials and additional handouts are included.

This Webinar is a Part One of a two part series. This Webinar discusses program evaluation tips and guidance for programs on beginning and continuing with evaluation methods that will enhance and support programmatic efforts.

NRFC September 2007 Webinar Presentation Slides
Monday, September 24, 2007 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the September 24, 2007 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Program Evaluation: Essential Tips for Fatherhood Programs, Part I – Follow-Up." Presentation materials are included.

This Webinar is a Part Two of a two part series. This Webinar addresses questions from the previous program evaluation Webinar, as well as a presentation on one successful fatherhood program and their evaluation efforts.

NRFC October 2007 Webinar Presentation
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the October 24, 2007 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Working with Low-Income Fathers." Presentation materials are included.

This Webinar discusses successful programs and strategies utilized by fatherhood programs in working with low-income fathers and their families and the challenges and opportunities presented.

NRFC November 2007 Webinar Presentation
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 (All day)

Posted below are supporting documents associated with the November 14, 2007 National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Webinar on "Working with Incarcerated Fathers." Presentation materials are included.

This Webinar discusses successful programs and strategies utilized by fatherhood programs in working with incarcerated fathers and their families.