Virtual Event: The Fatherhood Connection: Engaging Dads at the Community Level

Includes a Live Event on 09/23/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

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In this webinar, Rebecca Parlakian, MA Ed, from ZERO TO THREE will share some of the seminal and emerging research exploring the impact fathers have on their children, and the ways in which fatherhood impacts men as well. Next, Dr. Alan-Michael Graves of the Good+Foundation will discuss the critical success factors for powerful and authentic fatherhood engagement at the community level. Finally, we will explore the systemic obstacles that many fathers face as they work to coparent their children. Bring your experiences, questions and struggles as we explore pathways to fatherhood support and engagement. Learning objectives for this session are:  

  1. Explain common barriers preventing fathers from participating in program services on behalf of their child(ren).
  2. Describe the ways in which father involvement shapes children's development and outcomes. 
  3. Apply recommended practices in father engagement to a plan appropriate for participant's setting/community.

Alan-Michael Graves (Moderator)

Senior Director of Teaching, Capacity Building and Systems Change

Good+Foundation

Dr. Alan-Michael S. Graves serves as the Senior Director of Teaching, Capacity Building and Systems Change with the Good+Foundation where he focuses on a broad range of multidisciplinary activities, from research and program development to training and advocacy for policy change. Currently leading a National Initiative on policy change through training social workers on Fatherhood Engagement, Dr. Graves has worked in the human services field, with extensive experience as a facilitator and administrator, for both public and private agencies, for the past 18 years.  He has brought these diverse perspectives to his work helping agencies develop, implement and evaluate interagency systems of care, family partnerships and community programming.  With a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Counseling, Dr. Graves utilizes his knowledge and experience to strategically and positively impact the lives of children through his work with parents.

Rebecca Parlakian (Moderator)

Senior Director of Programs

ZERO TO THREE

Rebecca Parlakian serves as Senior Director of Programs at ZERO TO THREE, where she directs a portfolio of projects related to child development, parenting, and high quality teaching/caregiving. In her role, Rebecca has developed a variety of parenting resources in various formats (e.g., app, videos, podcasts, web-based resources). She has also co-authored three parenting education curricula and published articles on topics ranging from dual language development to the impact of screens on very young children.

Rebecca holds a Master’s degree in Education and Human Development, with a concentration in infant-toddler special education, from the George Washington University, where she is currently serving as adjunct faculty. Her most important and most satisfying lab work in child development, however, is her two children, Ella and Bennett

**Live Attendance Required** (complete within 30 days of event). All registrants will have 30-day access to the session recording.

ZERO TO THREE is pleased to offer Continuing Education Units for a wide range of learning events, both in person and on line.

Contact hours and CEUs are automatically added to your registration for no additional charge. Registrants can earn up to 0.1 CEU or 1 Contact hour for attending this event. Continuing Education Units are awarded with live attendance, completed session evaluation, and a passing quiz score of 2/2. 

Learning objectives include: 

  1. Explain common barriers preventing fathers from participating in program services on behalf of their child(ren).
  2. Describe the ways in which father involvement shapes children's development and outcomes.
  3. Apply recommended practices in father engagement to a plan appropriate for participant's setting/community.

Contact hours offered may vary per discipline. For more information regarding ZERO TO THREE CEUs, please visit: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1657-earn-ceus-from-zero-to-three. Please note: A computer or electronic device with internet connection is required for successful completion. This session will be hosted for one hour and includes a brief introduction, 45 mins of content based teaching, and 10 to 15 minutes of Q and A. Questions can be posted throughout the session, and the presenter will address as many as possible. 

Additional Details:

ZERO TO THREE is accredited as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education and Training by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, we have demonstrated compliance with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As the official standard for continuing education and training, IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are recognized by a wide range of organizations, including professional associations, regulatory boards, corporations, and universities.

Though IACET CEUs are widely accepted, it is up to each organization to choose whether or not it will accept them. For this reason, we strongly advise that you confirm in advance if a particular body accepts IACET CEUs. To view a list of companies, regulatory boards, and organizations that have reported to accept the IACET CEU credit, please click here. This list is not exhaustive, nor does it guarantee that an IACET CEU will automatically be accepted. 

*Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this course, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation. 


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Virtual Event: The Fatherhood Connection: Engaging Dads at the Community Level
09/23/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
09/23/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes Fathers are consistently marginalized in service design and implementation, even in programs designed to serve parents and children. This webinar will provide context on the challenges fathers face as they attempt to engage in their children's services and provide strategies and case studies of successful examples of fatherhood engagement.
CEU Evaluation
5 Questions
5 Questions Required to access CEUs for this event. Open ended questions must be answered with detail.
Quiz
2 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/2 points to pass
2 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/2 points to pass
CEU Certificate: The Fatherhood Connection: Engaging Dads at the Community Level
1.00 clock hour credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 clock hour credit  |  Certificate available