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The Michigan Healthy Start Program: Strategies to Engage Fathers in Social Work Practice


In this webinar, Dr. Shawna J. Lee will describe working with Healthy Start programs throughout the state to develop, implement, and evaluate a father engagement home visitation program. The goal of the father home visitation program was to increase fathers' participation in Healthy Start home visits and to increase fathers' knowledge of infant health and developmental milestones. The Healthy Start program targets low-income mothers in Detroit, Flint, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and through the Inter-tribal Council of Michigan. The Healthy Start fatherhood program provided father-friendly parent education and home visitation by a fatherhood-focused community health worker.

This intermediate-level webinar is approved for one synchronous interactive continuing education contact hour.


Shawna Lee, PhD, MSW, MPP


12:00 - 12:30pm | Michigan Healthy Start fatherhood program - home visiting with fathers

12:30 - 1:00pm | Strategies to engage fathers in home visitation

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the Healthy Start father engagement home visitation program intervention components.
  2. Identify evaluation metrics used to evaluate this program. 
  3. Identify effective strategies for engaging fathers in home visitation.

CE Approval Statement

The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 synchronous online continuing education contact hours.

Please see the CE Policies page for more information about continuing education. 

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Event Details

  • Online
  • 11/18/2020 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
This event has no location.

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