More than 300 fatherhood and family-service practitioners, county and state agency staff, and community members attended the 2016 Ohio Fatherhood Summit May 25-26 in Columbus. OCF co-hosted the event with the Ohio Practitioners' Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF), a statewide coalition of fatherhood programs. The theme of the event was "Compassion, Connectivity and Celebration."
Participants attended workshops on a variety of topics, including the following:
Fatherhood Research Practice Network Research and Data Workshop facilitated by Temple University and a representative from the Center for Policy Research. - The participants received certificates of completion from Temple University.
Navigating the Child Support System
Supporting Effective Co-Parenting Relationships (Home Visiting)
Discrepancies in Mothers and Father's Expectations Priorities and Reports
Trauma and Domestic Violence-Informed Programming for Fathers and Families
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
Senator Bill Beagle moderating for the Fatherhood in Government panel discussion. Senator Beagle is the Chairman of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood.
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 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, May 13, 2021 Commissioners’ Meeting.
2021 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 11, May 13, July 8, 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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