Father Engagement Week, June 3 – 7, 2013

Father Engagement week is June 3-7, 2013. Below is a link to the OHS e-blast that went out recently announcing the series and series resources, including expected release dates: http://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?recipient_id=128531078&message_id=2627414&user_id=TransMgt&group_id=776064&jobid=13999644.

Fatherhood Webinar is scheduled for June 4th. Click here for registration page. Below you will find a description.

Description:  Head Start has a long history of focusing on male family members and father figures as important contributors to children’s learning and development and to family wellbeing. Male family members and father figures have important and unique contributions to make to their HS/EHS communities, and everyone benefits when their wishes to make a positive difference are welcomed. This webinar will introduce a new resource from the Office of Head Start– Head Start Father Engagement: A Birth to Five Programming Guide. Presenters will draw on the Parent, Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework to identify systemic and integrated strategies for father engagement. They will provide an overview of current research, discuss program planning, and identify professional development activities that will support programs efforts.

The PFCE video on Engaging Fathers is set to release on June 5th. To view the video, please visit  https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family

Video Series Overview

The Best Practices in Family and Community Engagement Video Series is designed to support each program’s efforts toward systemic and integrated engagement. Rooted in the Office of Head Start’s (OHS) Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework (PFCE Framework) the videos highlight examples of innovative approaches to engagement that foster positive relationships with families and lead to positive outcomes for children and families.

Engaging Fathers Video Overview

This video highlights the strategies one Head Start/Early Head Start program (Early Education Services, Brattleboro, VT) uses to engage fathers in their children’s learning and healthy development. Dedicated fathers learn from one another, make connections, and build a community that helps them fulfill their role as one of the most important people in their children’s lives.