Power of Fathers Event Focuses on Empowering Dads

Strategies to engage and support dads are the focus of the “Power of Fathers,” an event taking place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2017 at Kennedy-King College, 740 E. 63rd St in Chicago. Registration is available here.

The event will feature a key address by Ron Mincy, Ph.D., the Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, and Director of the Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being at Columbia University. He is also the author of “Failing Our Fathers” and a research partner in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study.

A panel will follow Dr. Mincy’s address, exploring policy, practice and research implications for fathers, their young children and families. The panel will include Aisha Ray, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Erikson Institute and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania’s National Center on Fathers and Families.

Lunch will be provided at the event. Free parking is available at 64th and Halsted.

This symposium is hosted by Fathers for New Futures, a collaborative to strengthen and support low-income minority fathers’ relationships with their children, family and community. Fathers for New Futures seeks to advance a new statewide vision for and commitment to father engagement. It is a collaboration between four agencies: Children’s Home and Aid; Family Focus; Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities; and Metropolitan Family Services.