The research is clear on the benefits to children when their father is actively and positively involved in their lives. Traditionally, however, fathers have tended to be overlooked or marginalized when their children go into the Child Welfare system. Fathers and paternal relatives can be a great resource in case planning and permanency for children but they are apt to be suspicious of working with systems that have not generally viewed them as resources. This training is designed to help Guardians ad Litem understand how men seek help as compared to women, the value of father and paternal relative engagement and strategies for successfully engaging with fathers.
Presenter: Ken Sanders, Director of the Center on Fathering, El Paso County Colorado
The following video clips were used during the webinar presentation but may appear choppy in the webinar recording. Please access the links below to view the clips:
Clip 1: What does it Mean to be a Dad? The Fatherhood Project – https://youtube.com/watch?v=cR62SSo2DNs
Clip 2: Media & Masculinity Stereotypes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZIa922iqfY
Clip 3: Men’s Brains and Women’s Brains – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BxckAMaTDc
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