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Bringing Back the Dads: Father Engagement – March 10, 2010

Listening time: 16 minutes

Welcome, Overview of Teleconference Series
Millicent Williams, MSW, Child Welfare Consultant, National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, Hunter College School of Social Work

Introductions of Presenters and Opening Remarks
Karen Jenkins, Director, Public Child Welfare Initiatives, American Humane

The Status and Importance of Father Involvement: Research Findings
Carol Harper, Faculty/Research Manager, University of Washington School of Social Work

Listening time: 11 minutes

Non-Resident Fathers and the Legal System
Lisa Pilnik, Staff Attorney, ABA Center on Children and the Law

Listening time: 17 minutes

Father Involvement and Child Welfare: Practice Experiences and Lessons Learned (Texas)
Kenneth Thompson, Fatherhood Program Specialist, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services; Tommy Jordan, Fatherhood Programs, NewDay Services for Children and Families

Personal Experience from a Dad
Eddie Anguish, Father, Participant in Fatherhood Program at NewDay Services

Listening time: 13 minutes

Father Involvement and Child Welfare: Data, Strategies, and Lessons Learned (Washington State)
Jonah Idczak, Father Engagement Project Liaison, Region IV, Children’s Services, State of Washington; Carol Harper, Faculty/Research Manager, University of Washington School of Social Work; Natasha Grossman, Project Manager, Northwest Institute for Children and Families, University of Washington School of Social Work

Listening time: 12 minutes

Father Involvement and Child Welfare: Data, Strategies, and Lessons Learned (Indiana)
Tiffany Mitchell, Federal Grants Program Manager, Department of Child Services

Personal Experience from a Dad
Kenneth Parrish, Father, Program Participant, Department of Child Services, Indiana

Listening time: 22 minutes

Conclusions and Resources 
Karen Jenkins, Director, Public Child Welfare Initiatives, American Humane

Questions and Answers


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Agenda and Presenters’ Contact Information

National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System (QIC-NRF)

  • Knowledge Development on Non-Resident Fathers Involved in the Child Welfare System: A National Initiative
    National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System Project Abstract (Revised February 2007)

  • Bringing Back the Dads
    Overview and Fact Sheet from the National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System

  • Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System
    (PowerPoint Presentation)

  • Advocating for Nonresident Fathers in Child Welfare Court Cases (Book)
    Federal and state governments are increasingly focusing on father involvement. There has been little focus, however, on how the legal community can better engage nonresident fathers in child welfare cases. This book, commissioned by the QIC NRF, is devoted to representing this population and is a much needed resource for public defenders’ offices and solo practitioners representing parents. The authors offer practical strategies to lawyers and judges to help them protect father’s constitutional rights; advocate for and engage fathers in and out-of-court; overcome barriers to father participation such as child support, incarceration, immigration status, and criminal history; and address unique ethical issues. This book is available for free download. (2009)

  • Advocating for Fathers in Child Welfare Court Cases (Curriculum)
    Lawyers representing non-resident fathers face a range of complex legal and factual challenges. This curriculum was designed to provide guidance to lawyers on how to navigate issues affecting fathers and their children involved in child welfare proceedings. It is based on a series of articles commissioned by the QIC NRF and that appear in the book “Advocating for Fathers in Child Welfare Court Cases” (see above).

  • QIC-NRF Website Flyer

  • QIC-NRF Newsletters

Resources from Indiana

Annotated Bibliography: Father Engagement (March 2010)
This bibliography was prepared for the NRCPFC for this teleconference by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. For new titles added to the Gateway database, click: http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/SearchFor