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Family Connections: Fathering
June 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
National Family Support Technical Assistance Center
Join the National Family Support TAC twice in June for two events focused on fathers today who may face challenges as a parent or caregivers. You’ll meet two remarkable fathers providing significant support, inspiration, and resources for dads, grandfathers, caregivers, and father role models across the country.
Connection is especially critical for fathers and caregivers for a child of any age experiencing mental health and/or substance use, behavioral health issues, special needs, or many other challenges. It can be isolating, and both events are a place for every dad, parent, or caregiver in need of connection with others.
Whether you are a dad, grandfather, caregiver, or someone who simply wants to support a dad, everyone is welcome.
“Fathering” June 1st -1:30pm ET | 12:30pm CT | 10:30 am PT
“Father to Father” June 7th – 8:00pm ET | 7:00pm CT | 5:00pm PT
What is “Fathering”?
We know parents or caregivers of any gender can relate to their children in different ways. The concept of “fathering” can be described as someone who responds readily and consistently to a child’s developmental needs over time. Behaviors can include loving, supporting, nurturing, and connecting with children of any age.
But “fathering” is also a movement across the country, providing peer support and training for people who may not have had a role model to emulate, fathers who’ve not parented their children, or simply connect with other fathers.
You’ll meet two remarkable fathers who’ve made a significant impact on the Fathering movement through education, peer support, inspiration, and advocacy for fathers across the country.
Understand the difference between “being” a father and the concept of fathering and fatherhood.
Learn how to find support for those who lacked role models growing up, were unable to parent their children, or how to connect with other fathers.
Acceptance factor: Fathers and caregivers will better understand how to strengthen the role of fathers in raising children throughout their lifespan.