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FORUM: Transition to Fatherhood - A Hopeful Approach to Engagement

Join the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare with several other cosponsoring organizations, including Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse and Minnesota Fathers & Families Network, for a community forum on father engagement.

According to a publication by Minnesota Families and Fathers Network, when children grow up with involved fathers they display enhanced social skills, increased curiosity, greater tolerance for stress, higher verbal skills, and increased scores on assessments of cognitive competence. Engaging fathers from the start

Furthermore, evidence demonstrates that when nonresident fathers are involved with their children and child welfare services, outcomes on cases improve.

  • Non-resident father involvement is associated with a higher likelihood of reunification.
  • The children of highly involved nonresident fathers are discharged more quickly from foster care than children of uninvolved fathers.
  • When nonresident fathers are involved, the likelihood of subsequent maltreatment reports substantially decreases.


Transition to Fatherhood: A Hopeful Approach to Engagement

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis MN 55411
Space is limited, registration required. Admission is free (lunch included).

To register go to: http://z.umn.edu/fathers

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