Alameda County Fathers Corps

 

What is the Fathers Corps?

Established in 2013, the Fathers Corps is a collaboration between First 5 Alameda County, Alameda County Public Health Department, and Alameda County Social Services

 

In its sixth year, the Alameda County Fathers Corps (ACFC) remains committed to its mission - to promote and support fathers and father-figures to be meaningfully engaged with their children and families, and to advocate for family service providers to provide father-friendly services and to assist fathers in strengthening their parenting skills. 

 


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Join Fathers Corps!

 

We are launching the 6th year of the Fathers Corps Learning Community for male services providers and the 1st Father-Friendly Provider Network Learning Community open to all providers.  Please find program and registration information for both learning communities below. 

 

Fathers Corps 2018-19 Learning Community

The ACFC provides free training opportunities to male service providers on a range of topics such as fathers’ roles in supporting child development, trauma’s impact on brain development, parental rights and responsibilities and other topics essential to effective father involvement. With the expansion of the Fathers Corps, for the first time, we will open the September, December, January and March Learning Community trainings to female providers. The work of the Fathers Corps has grown over the years and the time has arrived for us to invite our female provider partners to join the Fathers Corps movement the Learning Community has created. We honor the male-centered space the Learning Community has established; the remaining six trainings will continue to be for male providersClick the link to access the invitation and more information.

Please share the invitation with male service providers in Alameda County who may be interested in joining the Fathers Corps movement.

Click Here to Register

 

Father-Friendly Provider Network

In partnership with Training at First 5, the ACFC is proud to announce the establishment of the Father-Friendly Provider Network (FFPN). The FFPN is a training series that will mirror the training calendar of the Fathers Corps Learning Community and will be open to all service providers. The focus will continue to be on how fathers/farther-figures support early childhood, how providers and programs can support and engage fathers, and the implementation of the Father Friendly Principles. FFPN participants will build their capacity to effectively engage fathers and father-figures through training, reflection, and networking with other providers and ACFC members; participants will also have a better understanding of strategies for implementing the Father-Friendly Principles. The FFPN is a co-ed learning community that will be celebrated and acknowledged with ACFC learning community members in June 2019.  Click the link to access the invitation and more information.

Click Here to Register

 

Please share this invitation with service providers in Alameda County who may be interested in joining the Fathers Corps movement.

 

Fatherhood Partnership

The Fatherhood Partnership (FP) builds the capacity of participants to offer father-specific  education and support groups.  Participants are required to begin offering father-specific services by March 2019. 

The ACFC surveyed service providers and interviewed fathers to gain insight into barriers that prevent fathers from being engaged in the lives of their children and to understand what fathers need to be fully engaged parents. The lack of easily accessible support services was identified by both parents and providers. Fathers felt that they were tackling the work of being a good father alone. To address this identified barrier, the Fatherhood Partnership will engage programs and agencies who are currently offering services such as crisis support, family reunification, manhood development groups, workforce development, parent education, healthcare, and support groups to system involved men and families. Click the link to access the invitation and more information

Click Here to Register

 

NEW! 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, brochures and presentations!

Visit the link below to access FREE Fatherhood Images

www.diversityoffatherhood.com

 

What's New!

Fatherhood Photo Bank

 Celebrating 5 Years of the Alameda County Fathers Corps Report

 Alameda County Fathers Corps 5-Year (Full Video)

Fatherhood Partnership Program Overview and Requirements

 

Coming Soon!

 

 2019 Fatherhood Summit Sponsorship Package

 

English Fatherhood Summit Postcard

Spanish Fatherhood Summit Postcard

Chinese Fatherhood Summit Postcard

 

Resources

 

Mission and Goals

Executive Summary

Fathers Corps 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

 

 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