Alameda County Fathers Corps

 

What is the Fathers Corps?

In 2013, the Alameda County Fathers Corps (ACFC) , a collaborative effort between First 5 Alameda County and Alameda County’s Health Care Services Agency and Social Services Agency, was formed to support fathers to be meaningfully engaged with their children and to advocate for father-friendly services.  Our fatherhood work has steadily expanded over the past six years to include a broad approach focused on empowering and supporting:

  • Fathers – by promoting father-friendly and father-specific programming for families in under-resourced, economically vulnerable neighborhoods and partnering with others to fund and enhance programming; by raising up the voices of fathers through listening sessions, interviews, speaker panels, etc.; and by convening fathers at our county-wide Fatherhood Summit to celebrate and honor the critical role fathers play in their families and communities

  • Service providers – by offering learning communities and trainings to enhance provider capacity to engage fathers; by providing safe spaces for learning, peer support, and networking for male providers; and by surveying providers to identify gaps in supports for fathers

  • Agencies - by offering trainings and tools to assist agencies and programs with implementing Father Friendly Principles (FFP)

  • Systems – by convening system leaders through an interagency workgroup that seeks to change policies that create barriers to fathers fully engaging with their children

  • The wider community - by creating a positive narrative around fatherhood so fathers are seen as nurturers and an essential part of the fabric of family and community


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Father Friendly Provider Network

The Father-Friendly Provider Network (FFPN) was established in 2018 to provide training to all providers interested in building their capacity to more effectively engage and support fathers and father-figures.  In addition to providing capacity building opportunities, the FFPN  supports FFPN participants with the implementation of the Father-Friendly Principles at their home agencies. 

Father Friendly Provider Network trainings take place on the 3rd Friday every month starting September 18, 2020 - May 21, 2021; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

For more information please see our FFPN Training Schedule

Fatherhood Partnership

The Purpose of the Fatherhood Partnership is to build the capacity of participating agencies to authentically and effectively engage and support fathers/father-figures by creating and offering father-specific parenting education and support groups and resources. Click to view a video of the 2018-19 Fatherhood Partnership.

The Fatherhood Partnership trainings take place on the 3rd Thursday every month starting September 18, 2020 - May 21, 2021; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information please see our FP Training Schedule

Dad-scussions 2.0

Dad-scussions 2.0 is an ongoing virtual series that provides opportunities for Fathers to discuss current topics that matter to them.

Father-Figures, Mentors and Allies Welcome

To register for the trainings please click HERE!

For more information please contact virve.hernandez@first5alameda.org

Fatherhood Photo Bank

The Alameda County Fathers Corps has built a Digital Photo Bank with downloadable images of Dads being Dads. Too often fathers are not represented in the images we see promoting families. We need your help to change that; these images are now available for you to download and use on your website, and in your collateral materials!

Visit the link below to access FREE Fatherhood Images 

www.diversityoffatherhood.com


 

2020-2021 Fathers Corps Trainings (NEW!)

 

October 2020

Fatherhood Partnership: Know your Rights and Understanding Trauma Caused by Police Violence

Description:

Understanding and surviving police encounters through an honest discussion about the culture of policing in America.  Strategies for having discussions with fathers and best practices for fathers talking with their kids about navigating police violence.  Understand the trauma caused by experiencing and witnessing police violence and much more.

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Father Friendly Provider Network: Know your Rights (Navigating Police Brutality) and Understanding Trauma Caused by Police Violence 

Description: 

Understand and survive police encounters through honest discussion about the culture of policing in America.  Understand the trauma that is caused by experiencing and witnessing police violence.  Participants will consider the types of communications for fathers to engage in to inspire and encourage their children to employ the wisdom that overrides misguided pride when faced with the threat of police violence.

 

September 2020

Fathers Corps Overview and 2020-21 Orientation 

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Resources

2019-2020 Fathers Corps Trainings

Mission and Goals

Executive Summary

Alameda County Fathers Corps Father Friendly Principles

Fathers Corps Overview

Father-Friendliness Organization Self-Assessment

Father-Friendly Principles Implementation Tool

Voices of Fathers and the Providers who Serve Them

 

Fathers Corps Videos

 

The Fatherhood Summit 2019

2019 Fatherhood Summit Highlight

2019 Fatherhood Summit Welcome Video

First Session of the Summit

Second Session of the Summit

Facebook Updates

Celebrating 5 Years of the Alameda County Fathers Corps Report

Alameda County Fathers Corps 5-Year (Full Video)

Fatherhood Partnership Program Overview and Requirements

Alameda County Fathers Corps

Digital Story

 

For more information about the Fathers Corps contact Kevin Bremond.




                                                                                   

Father-Friendliness Organization Self-Assessment

Father-Friendliness Organization Self-Assessment