2020 State Fatherhood Summit

More than 400 fatherhood and family-service practitioners, county and state agency staff, and community members attended the 2020 Ohio Virtual Fatherhood Summit on September 2-3 & 5, 2020. 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."

2020 Ohio Virtual Fatherhood Summit Booklet

Day 1:

Fatherhood Training facilitated by OPNFF Staff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuopuBzCDBQ
Grant Writing Training facilitated by Mr. Patrick Patterson

 

 

Day 2: Opening Remarks: 

Ms. Kimberly Dent, Executive Director
Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services

Mr. Harold Howard, President
(OPNFF), Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers & Families

 

Opening Remarks  
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine,
Director Kimberly Hall, Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services,
and Guest Speaker Dr. Alan-Michael Graves Good Plus Foundation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jy5riQI-aQ

 

Ohio Fatherhood Summit Keynote Speakers  
Mr. Chris Brown, President (NFI) National Fatherhood Initiative
Mr. Kenneth Braswell, CEO Fathers Incorporated
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA1miN7aDWY

 

Participants attended the virtual workshops on a variety of topics, including the following:

Click on the links to view videos of the plenary sessions: ODJFS YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=2020+State+Fatherhood+Summit

Workshop Title Links:
Mental Health and Addiction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEbFfj1qOqg
Faith-Based and Fatherhood No video available
Infant Mortality Prevention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD2HbX0Tb2k
Incarcerated Parents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QPkglFtDkw
Trauma and Fatherhood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oMGMPBxbY8
Poverty to Self-Sufficiency – Child Support Guidelines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKU6s1Z3yoM
Child Protective Services – Engaging Fathers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJxRC0ckGD0
County Fatherhood Mobilization No video Available

 

Click on the links to view videos of the plenary sessions:

Fatherhood and Government Moderated by Mr. Jerry Revish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35wXLGUWaJ8
Fatherhood and Government Panelist included: Senator David Burke, Senator Hearcel Craig, State Rep. Riordan McClain, Rep. J. Todd Smith, Rep. Thomas West, Rep. Terrence Upchurch, ODRC Director Annette Chambers-Smith, OMHAS Director Lori Criss, and ODYS Director Ryan Gies.

 

OCF Staff:

L-R: Joshua Counceller, Project Manager, Executive Director Kimberly Dent, and Terri Simons, Admin. Professiona

 

Rep. Thomas West (PSA Video)  

 

Selfie Photos:

 

Ohio Fatherhood Summit 2020 Closing Exec. Director Kimberly Dent and Mr. Harold Howard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5IhCZJyuxo

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 – “Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Virtual Breakfast with Dad"

Mr. Elbert “Ickey” Woods
Jovante Woods Foundation formerly with the Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqQx9zmdy9Q
Mr. William Green,
Motivational speaker, formerly with the Cleveland Browns


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyCI9T5azvE

 

Thank you Note:

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood wants to thank each of you for your assistance, participation and continued support of fathers and families. We hope this was a memorable and enjoyable State Fatherhood Summit.

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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.

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