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8th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference

June 19, 2015

Father’s Day – It Happens 365 Times a Year!

More than 500 child welfare professionals, nationally recognized experts, community activists and fathers attended CII’s 8th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference this June.

Watch the NEW Project Fatherhood Video on CII’s YouTube Channel!

Keynote speakers included Robert K. Ross, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, The California Endowment; Patrick Mitchell, internationally-recognized expert on optimizing male involvement in children’s early development; Terrence Roberts, PhD, psychologist and member of the Little Rock Nine (nine African-American students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957); and Jerry Tello, Director of the National Latino Fatherhood & Family Institute at the National Compadres Network and award-winning authority on family strengthening, therapeutic healing and cross-cultural issues. Author and Social Welfare Professor Jorja Leap, PhD, of UCLA, made a special appearance to sign copies of her new book, Project Fatherhood.

Workshops covered a variety of issues including: Cultural Specific Models of Service Delivery; What Every Father Needs to Know about Child Custody; and Re-entry Fathers: Their Unique Challenges and Solutions. More than 40 workshop presenters included Dr. Joy DeGruy, author, educator and researcher; Keith Zafren, founder, The Great Dads Project; and David T. Pisarra, Esq., Men’s Family Law. The event also featured a Fatherhood Track (including Spanish/English sessions), designed specifically for fathers in attendance. The track included, Fathers Supporting Fathers-Navigating the Child Welfare System, and The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, and more.

Learn more about Project Fatherhood.


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