Alameda County Fathers Corps

 

What is the Fathers Corps?

In 2013, the Alameda County Fathers Corps (ACFC) , a collaborative effort between First 5 Alameda County and Alameda County’s Health Care Services Agency and Social Services Agency, was formed to support fathers to be meaningfully engaged with their children and to advocate for father-friendly services.  Our fatherhood work has steadily expanded over the past six years to include a broad approach focused on empowering and supporting:

  • Fathers – by promoting father-friendly and father-specific programming for families in under-resourced, economically vulnerable neighborhoods and partnering with others to fund and enhance programming; by raising up the voices of fathers through listening sessions, interviews, speaker panels, etc.; and by convening fathers at our county-wide Fatherhood Summit to celebrate and honor the critical role fathers play in their families and communities

  • Service providers – by offering learning communities and trainings to enhance provider capacity to engage fathers; by providing safe spaces for learning, peer support, and networking for male providers; and by surveying providers to identify gaps in supports for fathers

  • Agencies - by offering trainings and tools to assist agencies and programs with implementing Father Friendly Principles (FFP)

  • Systems – by convening system leaders through an interagency workgroup that seeks to change policies that create barriers to fathers fully engaging with their children

  • The wider community - by creating a positive narrative around fatherhood so fathers are seen as nurturers and an essential part of the fabric of family and community


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Alameda County Fatherhood Summit 2022

Fatherhood Summit 2022 will bring together fathers and father figures with the spotlight on celebrating and honoring their important role that fathers play in the lives of their children.  Mentors and allies are welcome to attend as well.

Designed to empower fathers and father figures, the summit will offer a host of workshops set to debunk myths and stereotypes around fatherhood and offer critical information and sustainable strategies for strengthening families.  The workshops will cover topics such as Fathers’ Rights and Responsibilities, Men’s Health and Wellness, Education Is Power, Exploring the Skills Needed for Today’s Workforce, Strategies for Fathers to Reengage Their Families and Communities, and so much more!

Our hope is for attendees to leave empowered with the tools and resources they need to be successful contributors and leaders in their families and communities.

Join the Fatherhood Virtual Summit

 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

 

NEW! Fatherhood Partnership video featuring fathers and group facilitators!

 

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Join Us to Launch Our 9th Year!

 

Father Friendly Provider Network

The Father-Friendly Provider Network (FFPN) was established in 2018 to provide training to all providers interested in building their capacity to more effectively engage and support fathers and father-figures.  In addition to providing capacity building opportunities, the FFPN  supports FFPN participants with the implementation of the Father-Friendly Principles at their home agencies. 

Father Friendly Provider Network trainings take place on the 3rd Friday every month starting September 17, 2021 - May 20, 2022; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

For more information please see our NEW SCHEDULE!

Fatherhood Partnership

The Purpose of the Fatherhood Partnership is to build the capacity of participating agencies to authentically and effectively engage and support fathers/father-figures by creating and offering father-specific parenting education and support groups and resources. Click to view a video of the 2018-19 Fatherhood Partnership.

The Fatherhood Partnership trainings take place on the 3rd Thursday every month starting September 17, 2021 - May 19, 2021; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information please see our NEW SCHEDULE!

 

Dad-scussions 

Dad-scussions 2021 is an ongoing virtual series that provides opportunities for Fathers to discuss current topics that matter to them. Click here to to view the 2020 Dad-scussions Recap video.

Join Dad-scussions Thursday, July 28, 2022; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Registration Coming Soon!

Father-Figures, Mentors and Allies Welcome

For more information please contact virve.hernandez@first5alameda.org

Fatherhood Photo Bank

The Alameda County Fathers Corps has built a Digital Photo Bank with downloadable images of Dads being Dads. Too often fathers are not represented in the images we see promoting families. We need your help to change that; these images are now available for you to download and use on your website, and in your collateral materials!

Visit the link below to access FREE Fatherhood Images 

www.diversityoffatherhood.com

 


 

2021-2022 Fathers Corps Trainings 

 

May 2022

Fatherhood Partnership: Understanding & Discussing Children's Social and Emotional Development 2022

April 2022

Father Friendly Provider Network: Understanding the Experiences of Young Fathers

Fatherhood Partnership: Facilitating Discussions on Mental Health & Wellbeing

February 2022

Father Friendly Provider Network:The True Narrative of Black Fatherhood

November 2021

Fatherhood Partnership: Best Practices for Facilitating Fathers Groups  

October 2021

Father Friendly Provider Network: Exploring the Voices of Fathers and Understanding Barriers to Fathers’ Engagement

Fatherhood Partnership: Overview of Protective Factors Framework

September 2021

Fathers Corps Overview and 2021-22 Orientation 

 

 

Resources

2020-2021 Fathers Corps Trainings

2019-2020 Fathers Corps Trainings

Mission and Goals

Executive Summary

Alameda County Fathers Corps Father Friendly Principles

Fathers Corps Overview

Father-Friendliness Organization Self-Assessment

Father-Friendly Principles Implementation Tool

Voices of Fathers and the Providers who Serve Them

 

Fathers Corps Videos

 

The Fatherhood Summit 2019

2019 Fatherhood Summit Highlight

2019 Fatherhood Summit Welcome Video

First Session of the Summit

Second Session of the Summit

Facebook Updates

Celebrating 5 Years of the Alameda County Fathers Corps Report

Alameda County Fathers Corps 5-Year (Full Video)

Fatherhood Partnership Program Overview and Requirements

Alameda County Fathers Corps

Digital Story

 

For more information about the Fathers Corps contact Kevin Bremond.




                                                                                   

Father-Friendliness Organization Self-Assessment

Father-Friendliness Organization Self-Assessment