Fatherhood Fridays Webinar

2020 TEXAS FATHERHOOD FRIDAYS

Due to current events, the 2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit will not be taking place in person in Austin as planned and has been adapted into a series of free virtual events, kicking off on the original event date of Friday, June 12, 2020. We’re now hosting a series of four webinars called Texas Fatherhood Fridays over June and July


We’re really excited by the opportunities this new format offers and hope you can join us for each one. See below for dates, agendas, and registration links or find everything on the main Texas Fatherhood Fridays web page. 

The 2020 Texas Fatherhood Fridays series is hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Prevention and Early Intervention Division.

JUNE 12, 2020 | SUPPORTING FATHERS
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time

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Agenda:

● Welcome and Introduction to the 2020 Virtual Fatherhood Summit Webinar Series: Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Director, Child and Family Research Partnership; Associate Dean, The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs & Sasha Rasco, Associate Commissioner, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
● Keynote address: Dr. Ron Mincy, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, Columbia University’s School of Social Work
● Introduction of the new online Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub
● Practitioner Stories: Examples of Excellence Awards
JUNE 26, 2020 | FATHERS’ MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time

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Agenda:
● Welcome and Updates
● Fathers’ Mental Health Needs Panel: Ed Emmett, former Harris County Judge; Judge Oscar Kazen, Bexar County Court; Kevin Johnson, Positive Recovery Center. Moderator: Dr. Dorothy Mandell, Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies, UT Health Sciences Center
● Examples of Excellence – Announcement of Grand Prize Winner
JULY 10, 2020 | FATHERHOOD DURING THE PERINATAL PERIOD
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time

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Agenda:
● Welcome and Updates
● Fathers’ Impact on Maternal and Child Health During the Perinatal Period, Dr. Dorothy Mandell, Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies, UT Health Sciences Center, and Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Child and Family Research Partnership, The University of Texas at Austin
● Q&A
JULY 24, 2020 | FATHERS AND PUBLIC POLICY
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time

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Agenda:
● Welcome and Updates
● Enforcement of Access & Visitation for Nonresidential Fathers Panel: Joyce Garcia, El Paso County Domestic Relations Office; Mireya Cepeda, El Paso County Family Court Services Division; David Simpson, Harris County Domestic Relations Office. Moderator: Leah Leone, Access and Visitation, Office of the Attorney General
● Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center: Father Inclusive Policies, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Child and Family Research Partnership, The University of Texas at Austin

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