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 FFCAAliate. 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 certication, 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 Certicate targeted for nonprots, 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 nonprot organizations, employees and leaders learnfundamentally by undertaking. This is a practitioner and faculty led program that teaches the techniques of eective 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 qualied 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 Certicate Program Instructional Council has committedto provide this national certicate at various regional venues. The FFCA Certicate Program will provide NationalAssociation of Social Workers Continuing Education Units provided by National Association of Social Workers withthe certicate issued by Fathers & Families Coalition of America, Oce 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 email@example.comBe Blessed, James C. Rodríguez, M.S.W., Ph.D., CandidateCEO/President