Alameda County Fathers Corps

 

What is the Fathers Corps?

Established in 2013, the Fathers Corps is a collaboration between First 5 Alameda County, Alameda County Public Health Department, and Alameda County Social Services

 

In its seventh year, the Alameda County Fathers Corps (ACFC) remains committed to its mission - to promote and support fathers and father-figures to be meaningfully engaged with their children and families, and to advocate for family service providers to provide father-friendly services and to assist fathers in strengthening their parenting skills. 

 


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Join Fathers Corps!

 

You are cordially invited to join the Alameda County Fathers Corps (ACFC) as we launch the 2019-20 Father Friendly Provider Network, Fatherhood Partnership, and a modified version of our Learning Community for male service providers. Since 2013, the ACFC has provided capacity building opportunities for Alameda County providers, advocated for services for fathers and father figures, and initiated systems change to ensure fathers are being served and supported in a father-friendly manner . Join us to launch our 7th year of programming to:

  • Receive a concise overview of the ACFC’s work and future plans

  • Understand the 2019-20 Father Friendly Provider Network, Fatherhood Partnership, and Learning Community models

  • Understand how the ACFC will continue its legacy of supporting male service providers and their work with fathers and father-figures

Fathers Corps 2019-20 Learning Community and Father Friendly Provider Network

The ACFC provides free training opportunities to male service providers on a range of topics such as fathers’ roles in supporting child development, trauma’s impact on brain development, parental rights and responsibilities and other topics essential to effective father involvement. Fathers Corps model is shifting this year. We will continue to provide a space specifically for male providers while also extending the reach of the Fathers Corps to include all providers by combining the Learning Community with the Father Friendly Provider Network.  Click the link to access the invitation and more information.

Click Here to Register

Please share the invitation with service providers in Alameda County who may be interested in joining the Fathers Corps movement.

 

Fatherhood Partnership

The Fatherhood Partnership (FP) builds the capacity of participants to offer father-specific  education and support groups.  Participants are required to begin offering father-specific services by the end of May 2020. 

The ACFC surveyed service providers and interviewed fathers to gain insight into barriers that prevent fathers from being engaged in the lives of their children and to understand what fathers need to be fully engaged parents. The lack of easily accessible support services was identified by both parents and providers. Fathers felt that they were tackling the work of being a good father alone. To address this identified barrier, the Fatherhood Partnership will engage programs and agencies who are currently offering services such as crisis support, family reunification, manhood development groups, workforce development, parent education, healthcare, and support groups to system involved men and families. Click the link to access the invitation and more information

Click Here to Register

 

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, brochures and presentations!

Visit the link below to access FREE Fatherhood Images

www.diversityoffatherhood.com

 

What's New!

Fatherhood Photo Bank

 Celebrating 5 Years of the Alameda County Fathers Corps Report

 Alameda County Fathers Corps 5-Year (Full Video)

Fatherhood Partnership Program Overview and Requirements

Resources

Mission and Goals

Executive Summary

Fathers Corps 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

 

 Alameda County Fathers Corps

 Digital Story

The Fatherhood Summit 2019

First Session of the Summit

Second Session of the Suummit

Facebook Updates

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For more information about the Fathers Corps contact Kevin Bremond.




                                                                                   

Father-Friendliness Organization Self-Assessment

Father-Friendliness Organization Self-Assessment