Town Hall Meeting on “Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes”

The “Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes” Town Hall Meeting held on February 2, 2018 at the United Way brought together a dream team of health providers, community advocates and civic organizations. Representatives from the United Way, Children’s Trust, The Children’s Movement, Florida Department of Children and Families, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade Judicial and Legal Systems, Faith-based organizations, Health Councils, educators from medical schools, universities, and students attended. Also attending were obstetricians, pediatricians, heart specialists, family life educators and therapists. All attendees participated with great collaborative success! The event raised awareness on the importance of men’s physical and mental health effecting reproductive health outcomes.

Most Valuable Father Award

January: Antwayne Leland

Despite Challenges of Diabetes, Most Valuable Father Antwayne Leland, Stands as a Role Model at Son’s School. “I volunteer at my child’s school because I know the students need a male role model to guide them.”

Fatherhood Task Force Advocacy Network Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes

Town Hall – Friday, February 2, 2018; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

United Way – Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129

This event intends to increase communication and collaboration among systems of care providers who are interested in increasing the involvement of future dads, expectant fathers and new fathers in the preparation for parenthood leading to healthy birth outcomes.

RSVP: Holly Zwerling 305.812.4000 Holly@Fatherhoodtfsf.org

Fathers In Education Day 2018 Toolkit for School Administrators and Educators

Download the Toolkit .pdf file by clicking the thumbnail. (10.3 MB)

Road to Action Guide and Toolkit for School Administrators and Educators

Fathers in Education Day: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week: May 5-11, 2018

Holly Zwerling has spearheaded Fathers in Education Day and Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Office of Community Engagement, The Parent Academy, and the MDCPS School Board with legislative support from the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives. Our collaborative work has highlighted the important role that fathers and male role models play in supporting children’s education and their local schools.

FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY, MAY 10, 2018

A partnership with M-DCPS Office of Community Engagement

Fathers in Education Day, May 10, 2018 was designed to increase father involvement in schools throughout Miami-Dade County by giving fathers more opportunities to influence children’s learning by being present in their schools to read, tell stories, share activities and interests. Children’s perception of fathers, male role models and men was affected positively when they saw them take the time to come to their schools and actively engage with them. Fathers in Education Day was meant to reinforce summer reading, summer connections between fathers and their children.

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Thank You Miami Dads and Role Models!

FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY 2017 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND WAS SUPPORTED BY THE CHILDREN’S TRUST! NEIGHBORHOOD DADS PARTICIPATED BY READING, TELLING STORIES AND SHARING INTERESTS WITH M-D CPS’ STUDENTS. THANK YOU ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SPONSORS FOR HELPING MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

Malcolm Solomon, Father & his son

New Fatherhood

Holly Zwerling, CEO/President of the Fatherhood Task Force and new father Malcolm Solomon spoke about the FTF and New Fatherhood on WLRN Topical Currents. Here’s the link: http://wlrn.org/post/fatherhood-task-force-south-florida. Happy Fathers Day every day to all new and seasoned fathers and male role models who are engaged in children’s lives.

Malcolm Solomon, Father Holly Zwerling, FTFSF
Topical Currents on WLRN Joseph Cooper, Host & Executive Producer (Seated) Holly Zwerling, FTFSF Bonnie Berman, Associate Producer Malcolm Solomon, Father
Richard Ives, Senior Producer Holly Zwerling, FTFSF Malcolm Solomon, Father

Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent – Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Honored Speaker at Fathers in Education Day 2017

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, applauds Fathers in Education Day…underscoring the need for more father & male role model involvement in childrens’ lives and supporting literacy through the Fatherhood Reading Squad.

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho & Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman, School Board Chair at Fathers in Education Day 2017, an intiative supported by the The Chidren’s Trust.

Chief Meteorologist, Luis Carrera Telemundo 51, Reads At Henry Flagler Elementary School on Fathers In Education Day 2017

Chief Meteorologist, Luis Carrera Telemundo 51, is a role-model to students and the community. He interviewed a dad reading in Spanish to his daughter and to a class in at Henry Flagler Elementary School in Miami on Fathers in Education Day 2017.

FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY, MAY 11, 2017

A partnership with M-DCPS Office of Community Engagement

Fathers in Education Day, May 11, 2017 was designed to increase father involvement in schools throughout Miami-Dade County by giving fathers more opportunities to influence children’s learning by being present in their schools to read, tell stories, share activities and interests. Children’s perception of fathers, male role models and men was affected positively when they saw them take the time to come to their schools and actively engage with them. Fathers in Education Day was meant to reinforce summer reading, summer connections between fathers and their children.

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A GREAT SUCCESS! MAY 6-12, 2017

Fathers In Action & Advocacy Week

Partnership with MDCPS Parent Academy

Fathers in Action and Advocacy Week, May 6-12, 2017 provided interactive workshops for Fathers and Families focused on Promoting Healthy Relationships through leadership, advocacy and parenting skills. These action-oriented workshops brought together new and seasoned fathers and families who wanted to strengthen their family connections and secure a resource rich community life. Thank you to all community partners and participants who took part. See you next year!

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Community Workshops on Leadership, Dad’s Role, & Safety for Kids

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Paternal Healthcare & Education Conference

Focus on Expectant and New Fathers’ Health and Rights & Responsibilities