In this previously recorded webinar, Dr. Tova Walsh from the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Social Work shares insights from the rapidly growing body of research on fathers’ influence on child development. Dr. Walsh highlights the important contribution of caring, involved fathers to the cognitive, social, and emotional development of their children. By better understanding the distinct contributions of fathers, service providers can be more directed in supporting the strengths and skills of fathers and in communicating this knowledge with both fathers and mothers. This webinar was supported in partnership with the Institute for Research on Poverty.
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In this previously recoded webinar, Dr. Tova Walsh provides an overview of current research and discusses the development of outreach strategies and programming that is responsive to the needs of fathers. Three family service providers, Lauren Zach, from Indianhead Community Action Agency (serving Northwestern Wisconsin); Patrick Fendt, from The Parenting Network of Milwaukee; and Darryl Davidson, Director of the City of Milwaukee Health Department Men's Health Unit, share examples from the field. This webinar is supported in partnership with the Institute for Research on Poverty.
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Being able to communicate and work together with the mother(s) of their child(ren) helps noncustodial fathers to stay connected to their children. When the relationship between parents is contentious, it may pose a barrier to fathers' full engagement in the lives of their children. This webinar will provide insight into the dynamics of co-parenting relationships and noncustodial father involvement. The webinar will also address the ways that difficult dynamics between co-parents add challenges to the work of serving and supporting families, and offer strategies for service providers to support families more holistically by valuing and engaging mothers and fathers and promoting effective co-parenting relationships.
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Protective Factors are skills, strengths, resources, supports or coping strategies that help families deal more effectively with the ups and downs of life. This learning activity is designed to provide you with an understanding of why Protective Factors are important, their defining characteristics and how to use a strengths-based approach when engaging with families.
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This learning activity describes the functions and contributions of the Parent Co-Presenter to the Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work training. This learning activity is designed to provide you with an understanding of what the Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work training is for family service professionals, defining the roles of the Parent Co-Presenter and the Certified Trainer and understanding the importance and strategies of sharing your story within the training.
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