Archived OCF E-Newsletters
The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood sends periodic newsletters to keep the community informed about funding opportunities and initiatives. To receive future emails, join our email list by completing the link on our web page. To read past e-newletters, click on the tabs below.
ODJFS News Today
ODJFS issues a daily newsletter to its staff about things of interest happening in the agency. The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood has been featured several times. To read about our work, click on the tabs below.
November 2011 OCF E-Newsletter
May 26, 2011 ODJFS News Today: Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
June 2012 OCF E-Newsletter: June Fatherhood Events
March 2012 OCF E-Newsletter: New Interim OCF Director
January 2012 OCF E-Newsletter: OCF Awards Funding to 8 Programs
December 27, 2012 ODJFS News Today: Virginia Fatherhood Delegation Visits OCF
June 28, 2012 ODJFS News Today: Fatherhood Summit Planned
2013 Annual Report
August 2013 OCF E-Newsletter: OCF Funds 6 Programs
May 2013 OCF E-Newsletter: New RFGA Released
March 2013 OCF E-Newsletter: County Fatherhood Initiative
July 11, 2013 ODJFS News Today: Summit to Empower Young Fathers
April 5, 2013 ODJFS News Today: Ohio County Fatherhood Initiative
February 14, 2013 ODJFS News Today: New Executive Director
2014 Annual Report
February 2014 OCF E-Newsletter: Commissioner Cedric Collins
February 2014 OCF E-Newsletter: Funding for Responsible Fatherhood Month
February 2014 OCF E-Newsletter: Request for Workshop Proposals
April 2014 OCF E-Newsletter: Fatherhood Summit
May 2, 2014 ODJFS News Today: Training Held for Local Fatherhood Programs
May 29, 2014 ODJFS News Today: Local Staff Came Together for Fatherhood Summit
June 10, 2014 OCF E-Newsletter: June is Responsible Fatherhood Month
September 12, 2014 OCF E-Newsletter: Meet our Chairman
OCF Receives $10 Million Federal Grant - ODJFS News Today
Free Grant Writing Training Offered by OCF
Commissioner Steve Killpack Honored
OCF RFGAs Posted
June is Responsible Fatherhood Month
New Fatherhood Grantees Selected
December 2015 News
June 2016 OCF E-Newsletter - Responsible Fatherhood Month
September 2016 OCF E-Newsletter - Infant Mortality Month
December 2016 OCF E-Newsletter - Happy Holidays
Participants attended workshops on a variety of topics, including the following:
Click on the links to view videos of the plenary sessions:
Ohio Commission on Fatherhood - Funded Programs panel discussion
New Beginnings for New Fathers Federal Grant panel discussion
Fatherhood in Government panel discussion
August 2017, OCF E-Newsletter: Home Visits for New Fathers
June 2017, OCF E-Newsletter: Governor's Proclamation
March 2017, OCF E-Newsletter: Responsible Fatherhood Month Grant Applications
Feb. 2017, OCF E-Newsletter: RFGA Released
January 2017, ODJFS News Today: OCF Staff
December OCF E-newletter: Commission Spotlight on Scott Neely
June OCF E-newsletter: Happy Father's Day
June ODJFS Press Release
June Governor's Resolution naming June "Responsible Father's Month"
Five Fatherhood Grants Awarded – ODJFS Press Release
National Fatherhood Initiative Blog features interview with OCF Director Dent, Part 1 (05/28/2019)
National Fatherhood Initiative Blog features interview with OCF Director Dent, Part 2 (05/30/2019)
The Father Factor report: Director Dent featured on page 9 of the report (06/20/2019)
Columbus Dispatch feature on OCF Grantee Awards (07/16/2019)
Five Fatherhood Grants Awarded (07/22/2019)
OCF Director speaks at Ohio Commission on Infant Mortality Meeting (09/17/2019)
April- OCF E-newsletter: New RFGA Released
June- OCF E-newsletter: Happy Father's Day
July - OCF E-newsletter: Five New Grantees
July- News Today: Commission on Fatherhood Awards Five Grants
August - OCF E-newsletter - New Single County RFGA Released
September - OCF E-newsletter - Free Fatherhood Curriculum Training
September - Hannah News Service - Director speaks at Ohio Commission on Infant Mortality Meeting
November- News Today: OCF Grantee Orientation
November - OCF E-newsletter - Save the Date for 2020 Ohio Fatherhood Summit
November - OCF E-newsletter - New Single County Grantees Awarded
January - OCF E-newsletter - Free Fatherhood Curriculum Trainings Offered by the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
January - OCF E-newsletter - Grants Available for Responsible Fatherhood Month
2020-21 Grantee Flyer rev 6-24-2021
OCF SFY2020 Annual Report
InsideOut Dad Curriculum Training
Fatherhood RFGA Released
New Funding Opportunity – June is Responsible Fatherhood Month
Fatherhood Fundamentals Family Field Day
August 21st Family Field day JRFM – June is Responsible Fatherhood Month eNewsletter JRFM Proclamation 2021
JRFM Proclamation 2021
Intro June is Responsible Fatherhood Month Video enCompass Training for Families and Communities
enCompass Training for Families and Communities
New RFGA Applications Seeks Three New Multi-County Grantees
Virtual Free Evidence Based Responsible Fatherhood Facilitator Training
Trunk or Treat Event
The Urban Family Development Center is hosting a “Trunk or Treat Event” located at Brightside Academy.
Click on the flyer for more details.
(BBOO) “Building Bridges of Opportunity 2021 Community Engagement Conference
(BBOO) “Building Bridges of Opportunity 2021 Community Engagement Conference” is scheduled for October 14-15, 2021.
Please click on flyer for additional information.
(OAN) Ohio Afterschool Network
(OAN) Ohio Afterschool Network is hosting “Lights On Afterschool” at the State House on October 28, 2021 at 8:30 am – 10:30 am.
Please click on flyer for additional information.
DadTalk - Black Men and Mental Health
“DADS Talk about Black Men and Mental Health” scheduled for tonight, October 5, 2021 at 8 pm on Facebook page hosted by Urban Family Development Center.
Fatherhood Fundamentals Family Field Day
August 21st Family Field day
ForeverDads Fatherhood Messaging
Fox 19 News Cincinnati story on the Talbert House Fatherhood and Mentorship Programs
Cincinnati fatherhood programs designed to help men become mentors for children
Exec. Director Dent receives the NPCL Spirit of Fatherhood Hall of Fame, Vicki Turetsky Women in Fatherhood Leadership Award.
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)
Dads on Duty in Louisiana
Click the image to launch the video of a wonderful and inspiring story of invested and responsible fathers in Louisiana!
When it Comes to Work, Your Time is Now
Perry County Job & Family Services Director Cheryl Boley discusses When it Comes to Work, Your Time is Now in a recent Newsletter. Director Boley explains,
“…If you want a job, or you want more hours, more pay, better benefits, more flexibility or more career growth potential, your time is now. Employers are going further than ever in meeting new expectations of workers for their jobs, working conditions and compensation…”
Please click the above image to read the full Newsletter. For help with finding new employment or increasing your employability, please go to OhioMeansJobs.com or visit your local OhioMeansJobs center for more help.
Intro June is Responsible Fatherhood Month Video
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”.
Representative West Memo to Governor & General Assemby
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.
August 2020 news articles - Fatherhood Fundamentals Card
Columbus Dispatch article
Five Fatherhood Grants Awarded - ODJFS Press Release
(BBOO) Building Bridges of Opportunity Community Experience Flyer
June is Responsible Fatherhood Month” sponsored by Family & Children’s First Council of Huron County.
The Father Within Parenting Workshop Talbert House’s Fatherhood Project
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. It will be a virtual Zoom Webinar. The audience is encouraged to utilize the chat Q&A to interact with the Commissioners, guest speaker(s), and the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) staff.
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81763981193?pwd=TmhYMEY1eFgxWTNEZTZIbnBPRFlsdz09
Webinar ID: 817 6398 1193
The phone # +1 301 715 8592
Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022 Commissioners’ Meeting.
If you would like to listen to the recordings or see presentations from the previous Commission Meetings, please click here.
Please Note: We are unable to provide technical assistance during meetings.
2022 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10.
If you would like to attend a commission meeting or if you have any questions, please contact Terri Simons via e-mail at Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov.
If you need to speak to someone over the phone, please contact Executive Director Kimberly Dent at 614-752-0583.
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
Fatherhood Well-Being Screening Tool
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
Relink.org - Anonymously find available resources for addiction recovery, human trafficking, and incarceration reentry services in your local area
"Family Children First" - Find Your County FCFC (ohio.gov)
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