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4th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference
Friday, June 17, 2011 | 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
The Wilshire Grand Hotel
930 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017
7:30–8:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30–10:15am Welcome/Memorial Remarks
Charles Lee-Johnson, MSW
Chief Executive Officer, National Family Life and Education Center
Importance of Fathers in the Lives of Their Sons and Daughters
Special Guest Speakers & Friends of Dr. Hershel K. Swinger
10:30am–12:00pm Workshop Session A
12:15–1:30pm Luncheon and Remarks
Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD
Associate Professor, Pepperdine University
Keeping Fathers in the Culture
Ken Canfield, PhD Founder and President, National Center for Fathering, USA Author of The Heart of a Father
Ken Canfield, PhD
Founder and President, National Center for Fathering, USA
Author of The Heart of a Father
1:45–3:15 pm Workshop Session B
3:30–5:00 pm Workshop Session C
5:00–5:30 pm Certificates of Attendance/Continuing Education Credits
Join nationally recognized experts and your colleagues for a daylong exploration of the most important issues related to fatherhood.
Discover new ways to build and strengthen relationships between fathers and their children.
And a special celebration you won't want to miss. At this year's conference, we will honor Dr. Hershel K. Swinger for his pioneering and visionary leadership. Your presence will make this special celebration even more meaningful.
CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS (partial list)
Trauma, Fathers and Immigration
The Impact of Immigration
Incarcerated Adult and Teen Fathers
Engaging Fathers Involved in the Criminal Justice System
The Church’s Role in the Fatherhood Movement
Women’s Role in the Fatherhood Movement
Should women be involved? And if so, how?
Fatherhood Restorative Justice Practices
A panel on fatherhood programs working with the Juvenile Dependence Courts
Fatherhood in the School Setting
Bringing Fathers to the Forefront in an Urban Elementary School Setting
Project Fatherhood Model:
Working with Fathers of At-Risk Children
Perceptions of Fathers in the Media
In Search of the Ideal Father
Getting to Work
Fatherhood, Employment, and Economic Stability
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS (partial list)
Nadia Cayce-Gibson, MPA National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
John McCall, LCSW, ACSW D’Veal Family Services
Evaristo Barrett Principal, Rosemont Avenue Elementary School
Andre Feijoo Project Fatherhood, Children’s Institute, Inc.
Alan-Michael Graves Project Fatherhood, Children’s Institute, Inc.
Deborah Deras, MS Job Club
Sharon Rabb, PhD Center for Empowerment
Marilyn H. Mackel Commissioner, Los Angeles Superior Court, Juvenile Dependency
Ronald Banks, PsyD Project Fatherhood, Children’s Institute, Inc.
Anthony Young, MFT Project Fatherhood, Children’s Institute, Inc.
Rafael Angulo, LCSW USC School of Social Work
Kenneth Braswell Executive Director, Fathers Incorporated (FI)
*This course meets qualifications for six hours of continuing education credit. Continuing education units will be offered for PSY, MFT, and LCSW as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE 498), and the American Psychological Association. Children’s Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Certificates of attendance will be distributed at the registration table following the last workshop session.
Questions? Please contact: Alan-Michael Graves @ 213.260.7604 or
Project Fatherhood Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant No: 90-FR-0088 and Grant No: 90-FR-0076. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. These services are available to all eligible persons regardless of race, gender, age, disability or religion. SM is partially funded by the United States Department of Health and Human