WEBINAR: Parent and Child Voices: The Importance of Fathering and Co-parenting

October 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Autumn Strausbaugh

This webinar will feature the voices of children, fathers, and mothers on the importance of fathering and co-parenting. The presenters will explore how the Supporting Father Involvement (SFI) program helps parents learn to hear what their partners and children need, and figure out—together—the routines, parenting strategies, and future plans they want to keep or change to best sustain their family. The webinar will include short videos of children talking about what their father’s presence or absence means to them, and of parents discussing how SFI changed their families.


  • Armando Alcaraz, Project Director, Papás of the Central Coast, a program of Encompass Community Services, Watsonville, CA
  • Philip A. Cowan, PhD, Professor of Psychology Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley
  • Carolyn Pape Cowan, PhD, Professor of Psychology Emerita, University of California, Berkeley
  • Shawndi Johnson, MSW, Program Manager, Dads Matter, Children’s Bureau, Orange County, CA

This webinar is the second in a three-part series that will explore how early childhood programs, home visitors, health and mental health providers, and community agencies can increase their effectiveness in supporting father engagement and co-parenting. It will examine and share strategies, tools, and outcomes from the SFI Program, an evidence-based research and intervention program designed for families that are culturally and economically diverse.

The webinar will be one hour, and offer live Spanish translation for interested participants.

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