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Webinar: Supporting Father Engagement In MIECHV
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern

Amanda Coleman, PhD
Senior Social Science Research Analyst; Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation;
Administration for Children and Families; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Coleman will share OPRE’s research involving father engagement within MIECHV programs.

Christopher A. Brown, MA
President, National Fatherhood Initiative
Mr. Brown will discuss the benefits of father engagement for MIECHV-funded state and territory programs, particularly how those benefits can help states and territories to more effectively meet their MIECHV performance measures.

 Kaeley Benson, PhD
Research Director, Child and Family Research Partnership; The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Benson will share what to consider when including fathers in home visiting: how to get fathers involved, the ways fathers are involved that are not typically considered, and the effects of father involvement on families’ program participation.

Jackie Newson
Director, West Virginia Home Visitation Program
Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
Ms. Newson will share how West Virginia utilizes home visitors, community partners and higher education partners to increase fatherhood engagement in home visits and community activities.

Jarvis Patterson-Askew, MS
Data and Fiscal Program Administrator III, Maryland MIECHV
Mr. Patterson-Askew will present on Maryland’s intentional programming to close the gap in father engagement and sustainable methods for program change.

Tina Ioane
Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance, Aiga Manuia Program of the American Samoa Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
Ms. Ioane will share American Samoa’s efforts around recently graduating 35 families of children age 3 from their program – 2/3 of whom had a fully engaged father! They will highlight their best practices and share their successes.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Webinar
October 31, 2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health and Office of Regional Operations (Regions 2-New York; Region 3-Philadelphia; Region 5-Chicago) for a webinar commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The webinar will highlight state-level efforts to address intimate partner violence (IPV) and provide strategies for implementing trauma-informed care in health settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight state-level partnerships and systems changes aimed at preventing IPV and improving health outcomes for survivors.
  • Learn how to implement trauma-informed approaches to address intimate partner violence through engagement with health settings


  • Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, Director of Policy and Practice for Domestic Violence and Substance Use, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, Chicago
  • Marlene Moranino, RN, BSN, Senior Director of Clinical Programs, Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, Project Catalyst Grantee

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Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change
Webinar with Kyle Pruett, MD
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
3:00 PM – 4: 00 PM EST
Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, and pioneering researcher on fathers and their children, discusses fatherhood and the importance of listening to fathers and engaging them in their child’s development.

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