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Effective Strategies for Father Engagement


This is a highly interactive in-service training for social service providers that will use breakout rooms and discussion with fatherhood experts to illustrate effective strategies to increase father engagement in social service settings, especially focused on maternal child health, home visitation, and early childhood education settings. Participants will be expected to have their cameras on during this virtual Zoom training.

In this webinar, Dr. Shawna J. Lee will describe the importance of working with fathers and engaging them in community based practice settings. We will discuss how to engage fathers within community based settings such as Healthy Start home visitation programs. Shon Hart will discuss barriers to father engagement. Shawna Lee, Shon Hart, and two fatherhood community health workers (Terrance Blanchard and Derek Miller) will lead breakout room discussions about effective strategies to engage fathers.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the importance of father involvement.
  2. Describe the benefits of father involvement in their children's lives.
  3. Describe the Healthy Start father engagement home visitation program intervention components.
  4. Identify barriers to father involvement.
  5. Identify barriers to engaging fathers in community based practice settings.
  6. Identify effective strategies for engaging fathers in home visitation.


12:00 - 12:30pm | An introduction to the importance of father involvement

12:30 - 1:00pm | Barriers to effective father engagement

1:00 - 1:30pm | Strategies to engage fathers in home visitation and other social service practice settings

1:30 - 2:00pm | Problem solving and discussion for strategies to engage fathers in community-based practice settings

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 2 synchronous online continuing education contact hours.

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

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