TA Coalition Webinar: Creating Positive Connections to Engage Fathers of Children with SED: Examples from the Field

 

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar developed under contract by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and presented by the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, took place Friday, August 9, 2019at 2:30pm Eastern Time called Creating Positive Connections to Engage Fathers of Children with SED: Examples from the Field. 

 

Description: This webinar focused on the importance of fathers in the lives of their children and the value of peer support in creating re-engagement. Panelists will describe two programs that demonstrate positive outcomes as they support the creation of new connections between fathers and their families. Allegheny Family Network’s Fathers Involved Now and the Parent Support Network of Rhode Island’s Rhode Island Fatherhood Initiative use peers and peer support groups as strategies to promote this process. Both programs focus on the issues and concerns that fathers of children with SED face daily, as well as providing avenues for a nurturing connection with their children.  Also provided is an opportunity for fathers to have a peer base support group to discuss their concerns, joys, and daily struggles. Panelists will guide the audience through the creation of these programs and will review the strategies employed to create positive outcomes. Ample time will be allotted for audience questions. This webinar will appeal to all audiences who promote the importance of fatherhood.

 

Presenters:

•Rob Reynolds, Coordinator of the Fatherhood Initiative of Rhode Island, a Peer Recovery Specialist and a Father Partner at Parent Support Network of Rhode Island.

•George J. Fleming, Outreach Specialist for Allegheny Family Network’s Fathers Involved Now Program.

•Karen Nix is the Statewide Prevention Coordinator at Parent Support Network of Rhode Island and the Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island Chapter.

Moderator:

•Lynda Gargan, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

 

If you have any questions please contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org or at 703-682-5187.

 

**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.  

***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar. 

 

 

 

 

Date: 
08/09/2019
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