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East Regional Fatherhood Initiative

East Regional Fatherhood Initiative

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Join Fathers & Families Coalition of America,Administration for Children and Families Region II & IV
www.fathersandfamiliescoalition.org
East Regional
Fatherhood & HealthyFamilies Summer Institute
Columbia UniversitySchool of Social Work
Address: 1255 Amsterdam Rooms 311 & 312 New York City, NY, 10027Registration URL:https://www.123signup.com/register?id=sxzjyPhone: 424-225-1323
Conference Location:
 
Limited Rooms at Host Hotel: Harlem AloftTo Reserve a room :https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/FFCAAloft Harlem 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd. New York, NY 10027Phone: 646.439.2518
ContinuingEducation UnitsAvailable!!!
 
 July 2012Dear Friends:Please accept my sincerest and warmest greetings as I welcome you all to the Inaugural East RegionalFatherhood and Healthy Families Summer Institute, hosted by Fathers and Families Coalition of America. I amtruly delighted and honored to take part in this Conference.This Conference will bring together a diverse group of individuals who will take part in educational workshops,plenary sessions, and a national certification. The insights and experiences gained here over the course of theInstitute will be truly valuable.Fathers and Families Coalition of America (FFCA) should be extremely proud of what they have accomplishedsince their founding in 1996; they have provided so many organizations who work with fathers and families with the services they need. FFCA is devoted to the professional development of fatherhood and family services. They offer unique networking forums, national conferences, professional development venues,advocacy, and collaboration development. As a father, a grandfather, and as a founding Board of Director for the Fathers and Families Coalition of  America, I know the importance of the services that they provide and I encourage everyone to take fulladvantage of the activities and educational workshops that have been planned for the East RegionalFatherhood and Healthy Families Summer Institute.I offer my best wishes for an enjoyable and productive training.Sincerely,Felix W. OrtizMember of Assembly 
Room 826, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248, (518) 455-3821
District Office: 404 55
th
Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, (718) 492-6334
 
FELIX W. ORTIZ Assemblyman 51
st
DistrictKings County 
THE ASSEMBLY STATE OF NEW YORK  ALBAN
 
CHAIR MENTAL HEALTH COMMITTEECHAIR PUERTO RICAN/HISPANIC TASK FORCECHAIR Subcommittee on SweatshopsCOMMITTEESCorrectionLaborRules Ways and Means
 
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Dear Friend & Colleague:Thank you for attending the East Regional Fatherhood & Healthy Families Summer Institute hosted by Fathers &Families Coalition of America with ACF Region II, State of New York Assembly, ACF Region IV and East Regional FFCAAliate. I want to acknowledge the support from Dr. Ronald B. Mincy, Sr. Professor, School of Social Work, ColumbiaUniversity and the University for the commitment to host this Regional Institute on this prestigious campus. I amexcited about working with leaders such as Joyce Thomas, Administrator for ACF Region II, Honorable Felix Ortiz,State of New York, Ms. Carlis V. Williams, Administrator for ACF Region IV, and others as to provide a mid-yearprofessional development and capacity building assistance opportunity within the East Region.Highlights of this conference include a national certication, multi-cultural healthy marriage plenary sessions,innovative approaches to working with diverse families, addressing childhood obesity and the role fathers impacthealthy and t children, program evaluation and best practices, and how policy impacts practice.The rst day will provide continuing education units from National Association of Social Work through ourFatherhood Practitioner & Healthy Relationship Educator-Facilitator Certicate targeted for nonprots, foundations,faith-based entities and workers who are seeking new approaches to acquire skills they need to help theirorganizations meet growing needs. We understand that at nonprot organizations, employees and leaders learnfundamentally by undertaking. This is a practitioner and faculty led program that teaches the techniques of eective direct practice to program sta, administrators and other professionals. As a division of the Fathers &Families Coalition of America, The Instructional Council assisted with the development of the content that isacademically rigorous but also highly practical. We specialize in providing professional development that isthoroughly grounded in best practice. Our content is delivered by highly qualied social workers, faculty,researchers, administrators and practitioners who are nationally recognized for their expertise and credentials andexcel at providing our clients with a practical and in-depth learning experience.Our curriculum is designed to provide clients with training that establishes a fundamental baseline of knowledgethat calibrates individuals and organizations to recognize high performance opportunities and identify the issuesand challenges that face every paraprofessional, professional and organization.The core dynamics of the program will have a focus on the following:
• The Role of Fathers on Child Development; • Developing Culturally Appropriate Programs; • Skills to ProvideServices for African American-Latino-Native American-Asian American Fathers and Families; • Working withCorrectional Systems-Incarcerated and Re-Entry Fathers; • Working with Child Welfare Systems; •Working with ChildSupport and Other Systems; • Developing Effective Healthy Relationship-Marriage Services; • Facilitation Skills forPractitioners; • Evaluating Practice and Program Outcomes; • Creating a Quality Assurance Plan.
The Regional Summer Institutes are an example of local and regional leadership to introduce some of the nation’sforemost experts in both Fatherhood & Healthy Relationship/Marriage Program Designs. The FFCA NationalFatherhood Practitioner & Healthy Relationship Educator Certicate Program Instructional Council has committedto provide this national certicate at various regional venues. The FFCA Certicate Program will provide NationalAssociation of Social Workers Continuing Education Units provided by National Association of Social Workers withthe certicate issued by Fathers & Families Coalition of America, Oce of American Indian Projects School of SocialWork Arizona State University and NASW.If I can be of any assistance, please feel free calling me at 424-225-1323 or by email james.rodriguez@fathersandfamiliescoalition.orgBe Blessed, James C. Rodríguez, M.S.W., Ph.D., CandidateCEO/President

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