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We want you let you know that the 2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit will not be taking place in person as planned but will now be adapted into a series of free virtual events, kicking off on the original event date of Friday, June 12. We’re excited by the opportunities this new format offers. *Webinar links will be sent after June 1st to all registrants - PLEASE RSVP VIA BELOW EVENTBRITE LINKS*

FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH 10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

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Theme: Supporting Fathers


Welcome and Introduction to the 2020 Virtual Fatherhood Summit Webinar Series, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs & Sasha Rasco, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Keynote address: Dr. Ron Mincy Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, School of Social Work, Columbia University

Introduction of the Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub

Practitioner Stories: Examples of Excellence Awards

FRIDAY, JUNE 26TH 10:30 A.M. -12:00 P.M.


Theme: Fathers' Mental Health Needs


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, UT Health Sciences Center

Examples of Excellence - Announcement of Grand Prize Winner

FRIDAY, JULY 10TH 10:30 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.


Theme: Fatherhood During the Perinatal Period


Welcome and Updates

Fathers's Impact on Maternal and Child Health During the Perinatal Period, Dr. Dorothy Mandell, Assistant Professor, UT Health Sciences Center and Dr. Cynthia Osborne, The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs


FRIDAY, JULY 24TH 10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.


Theme: Fathers and Public Policy


Welcome and Updates: Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Director, Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center

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, Director of Access and Visitation, Office of the Attorney General

Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center: Father Inclusive Policies, Dr. Cynthia Osborne


Don't forget to update your travel arrangements, and if you made reservations at the event hotel, the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, you can cancel through your reservation confirmation email or call 512-404-3600.

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The Texas Fatherhood Summit is hosted by Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention Division and The University of Texas at Austin Child and Family Research Partnership. There is no fee to attend.


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Supporting Families through Innovative Practices

The Texas Fatherhood Summit is hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention Division. The popular event brings together public and private sector professionals who seek research-based best practices and innovations to best support dad, mom, and their children.

The 2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit is especially relevant for policymakers at all levels of government, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, program leaders, and local business professionals. Attendees will hear from state and local experts familiar with the region on the importance of fathers, existing fatherhood programs in Texas, and approaches to become more inclusive of the entire family.

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