Trainings for Practitioners – Schools
Despite the well-established body of research confirming the positive contribution dads can make to child health and well-being, the myth that dads don’t matter is both persistent and pervasive. At The Fatherhood Project, we believe that professionals working with fathers, children and families in healthcare, mental health, education and social service settings have an unprecedented opportunity to debunk this myth by making father engagement a priority.
Depending on the context of the training, typically our format includes lecture, documentary film, case examples, and group discussion. Program content and instruction can be refined to meet the needs of your group or organization.
Beyond Dads And Donuts: How To Build & Sustain An Engaged Community of Dads/Male Caregivers In Your School
All families, regardless of income, education level or cultural background, care about their children’s learning and development from the very beginning. This includes men in families as well, whether that is the biological father, step-father, grandparent or other significant adult male caregiver. Unfortunately, so many children still do not get the proven benefits of having an engaged community of dads/adult males involved in their early educational experiences. Not only are dads/dad-figures a tremendous untapped resource for children’s development, but any parent involvement program – and the school(s) it serves – misses out as well.
Using a dynamic framework based in current research, everyday stories, new technology, proven strategies and unparalleled experience in the fatherhood field, this training will empower all participants to consistently and meaningfully engage dads/adult males in children’s academic and social-emotional development. They will leave with a solid, site-specific plan, practical activities and exercises that can used immediately in their communities, as well as a comprehensive understanding of why programs fail….and why their’s will succeed.
Engaging Dads Early – A Training for Pediatric Residents
We know from research that when men are active and positively engaged in their children’s lives early, they play a key role in their child’s growth and development. Despite the enormous benefits of responsible father/father-figure involvement, far too many children still do not get the proven benefits of having a caring dad/adult male in their lives. Healthcare professionals can and must play a critical role in removing barriers to higher father involvement. The goal of this training is to provide Pediatric Residents with compelling research and comprehensive understanding of the critical role dads/dad-figures play in the lives of children and families.
- Increase understanding of how fathers impact children’s cognitive growth, social-emotional development and academic achievement.
- Assess the current state of father engagement at their site or in their practice.
- Identify common barriers to effective father engagement.
- Gain access to resources to learn more about fathers, as well as practical tools and ready-to-implement activities to share with fathers, mothers and families in your practice.
Early Brain Development, Fathers and You!
Recent research in early brain development has unlocked critical knowledge about how the brain evolves at ages zero – three. With the use of videos, slides and lecture, this presentation describes the essential ingredients of healthy early child development and offers new ideas about the impact on fathering children at this age. This is a groundbreaking moment in time for understanding the brain and the implications for fatherhood.