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Bearing F.R.U.I.T.: Fatherhood Practitioners Forum

Fathers Incorporated

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Bearing F.R.U.I.T.: Fatherhood Practitioners Forum

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On June 19th Fathers Incorporated and Phi Beta Sigma (Beta Psi Sigma Chapter) will be hosting a Practitioners Fatherhood Forum entitled, “Bearing FRUIT: Fatherhood Resources United to Ignite Transformation.” The event will take place at the New York Botanical Garden; 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx (9-3:30pm).

Each year around Father’s Day we have the opportunity to highlight, encourage and celebrate fathers. In additional to that we seek to offer an occasion to engage in a vital discussion on service delivery models and network collaborations. We are proud to have as a Keynote Speaker Joyce Thomas; Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Administration for Children and Families, Region II, New York, NY. The Region comprises New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. In this capacity, Ms. Thomas partners with state, local, community based organizations, and tribes within the Region to promote economic independence and healthy development of children and families.

Fathers Incorporated is also excited to partner with the Beta Psi Sigma graduate chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., in bringing increased awareness to the detrimental effects of fatherlessness in ethnic communities and identifying the public/private resources to combat these issues. Together on a local and national scale we’ll work to change public perception, influence national legislation, change public policy and encourage early intervention for younger fathers 25 and under.

We are hopeful that you will be able to join us in this long overdue and necessary engagement and collaboration of the Responsible Fatherhood network. Throughout the day there will be remarks, discussions and two workshops entitled Stories of Fatherhood From the Fieldand Strategies for Providing Responsible Fatherhood Services to Low-Income Fathers.It is our belief that your wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of responsible fatherhood will assist greatly in our desire to deepen and broaden the support and resources available for fathers.

I can be reached by email at fathersincorporated@gmail.com or by phone at (518) 227-6161. We encourage you to invite your partner agencies; friends and networks in your community.


Keynote Speaker 

Joyce Thomas

Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Region II


Special Remarks

Asia D. Smith

President and CEO

Purple Reign


Lynn Chwatsky

Vice President, Outreach Initiatives and Partners

Sesame Workshop


Stories of Fatherhood From the Field

Jessica Nathan

Director of Special Projects



Brooke Richie-Babbage

Executive Director

Resilience Advocacy Project


Israel Rosario Jr.

Executive Director - Strategic Partnerships

Office of Child Support Enforcement


Ernest Johnson

STRIVE International


Strategies for Providing Responsible Fatherhood Services to Low-Income Fathers.


Patrick Patterson

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse


Alan Farrell 

New York Dads | Mayor’s Office


Donna Linder

ChildFind of America – ParentHelp


Randi Blumenthal-Guigui

Director | FamilyWorks

The Osborne Association


Theresa Dobie

St. Nicks Fatherhood Initiative


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Have questions about Bearing F.R.U.I.T.: Fatherhood Practitioners Forum? Contact Fathers Incorporated

When & Where

2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Fathers Incorporated

Fathers Incorporated is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit (S) corporation and is dedicated to strengthening the community and family infrastructure by encouraging and enabling the positive involvement of fathers in the lives of their children. Our mission also includes skills training to strengten healthy relationships and marriage. We do this through the use of innovative social marketing and multi-media platforms, event planning, training, presentations, traditional communications, and product development. 

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