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



 

2024 Fatherhood Resource Directory

Join groups where you can talk with other Dads, just like you, about the challenges, experiences, and joys of Fatherhood.

Click HERE to view all the resources that are available to you

 

Fatherhood Summit 2023 Summary

The Summit offered a career fair, nationally-known mainstage speakers, more than 30 workshops that provided relevant information specific to the needs of fathers and father-figures, and resources that supported fathers with being the dads they want to be. 

Click HERE to view extended version!

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 2023 - May 2024; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

New Schedule click HERE!

 

Dad-scussions 

Dad-scussions 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, February 22, 2024; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Click HERE to Register!

Father-Figures, Mentors and Allies Welcomed!

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

 


 

Resources

2021-2022 Fathers Corps Trainings

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

2018-19 Fatherhood Partnership

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 contact:

Kevin Bremond or Noah Lopes




                                                                                   

Father-Friendliness Organization Self-Assessment

Father-Friendliness Organization Self-Assessment