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A Fathers Presence: The Significant Impact Fathers Have on their Children’s Well-Being

Virtual
1.5 CE Hour
General
Free

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Description

This workshop will provide a landscape of the fatherhood field from 1980 to the present day, discuss how fathers parent their children, and explore how certain policies and legislations have hampered males from being more engaged in their role as fathers. Participants will learn about the different ways fathers are actively engaged in their families. We will also discuss strategies practitioners can use to create father-inclusive environments.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Substance Use Disorder Professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is for participants to learn about the role of fathers, the current system/policy landscape, and strategies to create father-inclusive environments.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain a father’s role in a family.

  • Describe two ways to better prepare males entering fatherhood.

  • Summarize how father engagement in pregnancy and childbirth affects health outcomes for the infant and/or mother.

  • Identify and analyze two or more ways father involvement during childhood and adolescence impacts a child's health.

  • Describe two or more ways to develop a father-inclusive healthcare or behavioral healthcare environment.

  • Determine two local, state, or federal system or policy changes that would encourage father involvement.

References
  • Abdill, A. (2017). Fathering from the Margins: An Intimate Examination of Black Fatherhood. New York Chichester, West Sussex: Columbia University Press.

  • Coles, R. L., & Green, C. (Eds.). (2010). The Myth of the Missing Black Father. Columbia University Press.

  • Davison, K. K., Charles, J. N., Khandpur, N., & Nelson, T. J. (2017). Fathers' Perceived Reasons for Their Underrepresentation in Child Health Research and Strategies to Increase Their Involvement. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 21(2), 267–274.

  • St. Julien, Jahdziah (2021, February 4). A Portrait of a Caring Black Man. New America. https://www.newamerica.org/better-life-lab/reports/portrait-caring-black-men/ Koslowski, A., O’Brien, M. (2022). Fathers and Family Leave Policies: What Public Policy Can Do to Support Families. In: Grau Grau, M., las Heras Maestro, M., Riley Bowles, H. (eds) Engaged Fatherhood for Men, Families and Gender Equality. Contributions to Management Science. Springer, Cham

  • Yogman, M., Garfield, C. F., & COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH (2016). Fathers' Roles in the Care and Development of Their Children: The Role of Pediatricians. Pediatrics, 138(1)

Introductory
General
Counselors

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

Substance Use Disorder Professionals

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Psychologists

Pending approval.

Social Workers

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
This course is fiscally sponsored by Aetna Better Health Louisiana. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
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Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit.
Bantu D. Gross, PhD

Bantu D. Gross is the Director of Fathers Matter NOLA in New Orleans, Louisiana. As the Fathers Matter
director, Dr. Gross assists fathers in discovering and refining their innate fatherhood skills, promoting African American fathers’ involvement in the lives of their children, and helping men define masculinity. Before his work with Fathers Matter, Dr. Gross served as a mental health professional and college counselor with 10+ years of experience mentoring adolescents and young adults from diverse populations and backgrounds.

Additionally, Dr. Gross has partnered with non-profit organizations focused on preparing high school students for college and assisted in the development and maintenance of a scholarship-nominating network in New Orleans. Dr. Gross holds a PhD in Recreation & Leisure Studies from the University of Georgia, a Master’s in Psychological Counseling from Nicholls State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern University.

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