PLI Capacity Building Webinars - Healthy Relationships: A Human Service and Economic Development Issue
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Each year, the Center for Urban Families is visited by social service and community-based organizations from across the country that wish to replicate its program models, by policy makers and community leaders interested in learning how responsible fatherhood, family services and workforce services directly affect the lives of those that participate, and by media outlets interested in featuring the organization’s successes. With this in mind, the Practitioners Leadership Institute has developed several capacity building webinars designed to educate other practitioners on lessons learned and basic program management techniques used by CFUF over the years. .
Webinar: Healthy Relationships - A Human Service and Economic Development Issue
The Center for Urban Families has developed a 6 week (twelve sessions), cohort-based curriculum designed to help couples move toward healthy relationships and family-friendly employment that improves their economic circumstances and provides support for lasting family units for both parents and children. In Baltimore this program is known as Couples Advancing Together program (CAT). In 2013, CFUF was instrumental in getting a pilot program signed into law that would provide healthy relationship skill building, employment assistance, and case management services, to couples with children who currently receive public benefits through the Maryland Department of Social Services. This webinar will educate practitioners about the impact that a quality healthy relationships program has on economic and social growth of a community.
Courtney Harris, Program Manager, Couples Advancing Together, Center for Urban Families
Chereise Bobo, Family Services Specialist, Center for Urban Families
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Center for Urban Families' Practitioners Leadership Institute
Since our founding in 1999, CFUF has remained at the front-line of addressing some of our city’s most pressing issues, including poverty, unemployment, father-absence and family disintegration. We maintain an unwavering focus on addressing the key challenges of Baltimore’s urban families by working to connect fathers to their children, creating opportunities for economic and financial security through work, and providing access to other key interventions and supportive services.
In 2011, we launched the Practitioners Leadership Institute to provide Responsible Fatherhood, Workforce Development and Family Strengthening practitioners with experiences, skills and information that will strengthen their ability to improve outcomes for low-income fathers and families, impacting black male achievement.