The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood is housed within the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Our mission is to enhance the well-being of Ohio's children by providing opportunities for fathers to become better parents, partners and providers. Please explore our website to learn more about how we do this.
Exec. Director Dent receives the NPCL Spirit of Fatherhood Hall of Fame, Vicki Turetsky Women in Fatherhood Leadership Award.
Intro June is Responsible Fatherhood Month Video
Family-Friendly Events in June 2021
Every year in June, in recognition of the importance of involved, committed, and supportive fathers, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services/Ohio Commission on Fatherhood offers mini grants to organizations interested in hosting community father/child events. The following 13 organizations will host family-friendly events in June 2021, following all the recommended COVID-19 protocols.
To find events near you, visit https://fatherhood.ohio.gov/Special-Programs/Responsible-Fatherhood-Month or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood thanks Governor Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted for their Resolution declaring June “Responsible Fatherhood Month”.
June Is Responsible Fatherhood Month eNewsletter
June is Responsible Fatherhood Month Proclamation 2021
Please click the link to read the Mathematica article featuring ForeverDads and their programming that supports fathers with Substance Use Disorders. Congratulations, ForeverDads!
enCompass is a Comprehensive Training on Navigating Addiction. The training and manual were created by the Addiction Policy Forum staff in partnership with the ReocveryOhio Initiative in the Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. The training was developed with an Expert Review Panel composed of prominent researchers and physicians in the addiction field. Please click the link for more information on enCompass trainings in Ohio and how to register.
enCompass: Ohio (addictionpolicy.org)
OCF SFY2020 Annual Report We are pleased to share with you our state fiscal year (SFY) 2020 annual report. Our six grantees used a
Web-based case management system called “Efforts to Outcomes.” This allowed them to enter the data directly and immediately, increasing transparency, accountability and making it easier to analyze results.
Executive Director Hagans Provides Information About the Epilepsy Foundation Ohio to OCF and its Grantees
Executive Director Crystal Hagans of the Epilepsy Foundation Ohio provided OCF and its grantees with invaluable information about the Epilepsy Foundation Ohio. Background information about seizure first aid, prevalence of Epilepsy, and how to recognize seizures. Additional resources, contact information, and upcoming events were shared by the Epilepsy Foundation Ohio.
June is Responsible Fatherhood Month” sponsored by Family & Children’s First Council of Huron County.
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. It will be a Virtual Microsoft Teams Meeting.
Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 Commissioners’ Meeting.
Please Note: We are unable to provide technical assistance during meetings. Please be sure to download the Microsoft Teams app prior to the meeting.
2021 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 11, May 13, Sept. 9 and Nov. 18.
If you would like to attend a commission meeting, please contact Terri Simons at 614-752-0182. Click the highlighted text to learn more about the commission meetings.
Want to know more about the OCF Commission Meetings? Click on the highlighted text to learn more. Please e-mail Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov if you have any questions.
Reforming Child Support to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families, June 2019
Supporting the Fatherhood Journey: Finding from the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation
Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Impact Report
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
AdCouncil Fatherhood PSAs
Region V Fatherhood Webinars
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Center for Fathering
Kids Count Data
Grant Writing Webinar (Power Point Slides)
Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers
Ohio County Services
Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF)
Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality
Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition
Ohio Putative Father Registry
Ohio Strong Babies
Start Talking Ohio
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