The Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida's mission is to facilitate the involvement of fathers in children's lives and to eliminate the barriers preventing fathers engagement. We stress the inclusion of father strengthening programs in organizations as essential to building healthy families and securing the well-being of chiildren. We seek funding for our Neighborhood Dads Book to be dispersed to schools and fathers to increase father involvement in the academic and social lives of children, Paternal Health Care & Education and Birth of the Father work focused on future, expectant and dads’ health and education as they affect birth outcomes and children’s development, and Magic of the Brain classes which stresses fathers importance as children's first educator and advocate. We welcome books for our Fatherhood Reading Squad program and funding to increase our Train the Trainer Fatherhood Reading Squad Mentoring program to deliver to Head Start Centers and MDCPS. The Fatherhood Task Force would like to increase its Fatherhood Facilitation Support Groups to identify new leaders in the field who can assist other fathers with their life skills and parenting relationships.
Fathers participating in Fatherhood Reading Squad program
Fatherhood Task Force mission is to provide programs, workshops and conferences engaging fathers to become advocates and educators for their children. We work with Universities and schools to provide programming and partner with legislators to identify resolutions and bills which will increase father involvement in families.
Neighborhood Dads Book follows fathers who participated in the Fatherhood Reading Squad program by reading and telling stories to school children. This book is used for training to invite more schools to participate in the programs and more fathers to be involved in the academic and social lives of their children.
One of our goals of the Fatherhood Task Force is to find funding for Paternal Health Care & Education for expectant and new fathers so that fathers receive services to be prepared emotionally and physically to become fathers.
Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week Community Workshops
The Fatherhood Task Force works with schools and community organizations to sponsor workshops during Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week on issues of parenting, advocacy and community involvement.
Fatherhood Reading Squad Mentoring Training Program invites fathers into schools to read and tell stories while networking with other fathers around parenting issues.
Fatherhood Reading Squad & Mentoring Program
Fathers and father figures are trained to be effective leaders for new readers during which time they learn how to engage children in learning, how to help with comprehension and encourage participation and empathy
Fathers in Education Day & Fathers in Action & Advocacy Programs
Fathers in Education Day Initiative involves MDCPS schools reaching out to fathers and father figures to read, tell stories or share interests with children to increase the involvement of fathers in the academic and social lives of children while role modeling positive male interaction with children. Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week invites schools and community organizations to provide workshops on parenting, advocacy, legislation and safety to encourage neighborhood advocacy and family strengthening.
Paternal Health Care & Education Conference
Focused on future dads, expectant and new and seasoned fathers this Conference and related workshops focus on providing information on health and health care including physical and mental health preparation for parenthood and education that will prepare men for fatherhood and help them adapt to their new role in their family and in the community. Since fathers’ health and behavior is an indicator affecting birth outcomes this information is an important aspect of the information shared during the Conference.
Neighborhood Dads Book
Neighborhood Dads Book follows fathers who participated in the Fatherhood Reading Squad program reading and telling stories to school children. The book is used as a training for schools who are interested in starting the program at their location and dads who want to become involved in the schools.
These programs are geared to fathers and families interested in learning about the challenges raising children today where each child has opportunities to succeed given their skills and desires. Raising consciousness about diversity, empathy and non-sexist thinking invites important discussion among participants.
Career Source South Florida Workforce Investment
General Board Member
Marilyn Blumberg, Esq
Private Family Law Practice
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