Welcome to the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida
The Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida ensures that fathers' well-being and importance are addressed pre-natally and throughout their parenting years and the barriers to their involvement are identified and eliminated. The Task Force promotes awareness of father-friendly marketing, training and programming and creates social and business networking and partnership opportunties. When fathers are included and engaged in children’s lives the children and families are healthier, emotionally and physically and communities are strengthened.
10% of fathers experience post-partum depression and need support to connect with their new baby. (Journal of the American Medical Assocation)
Children can learn how to deal with higly charged emotions in the context of playing with their fathers.(Father facts from the National Fatherhood Initiative - NFI)
Sustained contact with their father is the strongest predictor of a son's self esteem, while the most important single factor for daughters is affection from their fathers. (NFI)
Father love is a better predictor than mother love for certain outcomes including absence of delinquency and conduct problems, absence of substance abuse, overall mental health, and well being. (NFI)
Monthly Meetings: United Way, Miami, FL
The Fatherhood Task Force meets in Miami the first Tuesday of every month from 11:00am - 12:30pm. We bring together community groups, agencies and individuals intent on building a strong fatherhood movement. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to
if you are interested in attending and for more information.
SAVE THE DATE:
Fathers & Family Event to honor Father's Day "Fathers for Children" Award Ceremony Saturday, June 16, 2012 main campus of the University of Miami (Refer to flyer)
June 13-15 14th Fatherhood International Conference, Weston Ft. Lauderdale FTFSF presents two workshops Fatherhood Reading Squad: Leaders for Readers & Community Partnerships with David Lawrence, Chair, The Children's Movement of Florida