Family Leaders Learning Community: Supporting Fathers


Family Leaders Learning Community: Supporting Fathers


Location: Online

Date/ Start Time: 09/06/2017, 12:00 pm


Sponsor: SAMHSA

Event Description:

The majority of parent peer support is provided to mothers who are often the primary person in the family to navigate systems of care for their children. Fathers also have a critical role and for this reason, SAMHSA is hosting a Learning Community call to specifically highlight the needs of fathers and unique outreach programs to support fathers. For children with mental health needs or other special needs, dads also need support and assistance navigating systems for their children. Washington State Dad's Move describes themselves as Dadvocates, mentoring others, with voices of experience. Allegheny Family Network's program for dads, Fathers Involved Now (FIN) assists fathers in understanding the importance of becoming financially and emotionally involved in the daily rearing of their children.