SAVE THE DATE: MAY 16, 2019

FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY, MAY 16, 2019

FATHERS IN ACTION IN ADVOCACY WEEK, MAY 13-17, 2019

A partnership with M-DCPS Office of Community Engagement

Fathers in Education Day, May 16, 2019 is 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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FATHERS IN ACTION & ADVOCACY WEEK

Free Neighborhood Workshops for Fathers & Families

May 13-17, 2019

2019 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent’s Choice Award

REGISTER NOW FOR FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY

Father Involvement Affecting Birth Outcomes

Inequity “On the Basis of Gender” and how it is affecting our mission of increasing father involvement in children’s lives. 

Reminder – Join us for ongoing meetings

NEXT MEETING

June 2019

Date & Time to be announced

United Way, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami

CONTACT

HOLLY ZWERLING FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO PARTICIPATE

holly@fatherhoodtfsf.org or call 305.812.4000

Fatherhood Squad Reading and Mentoring Program Video

FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY 2018 GALLERY

FATHERHOOD READING SQUAD TRAINING

This father driven fun loving educational program engages fathers and male models to volunteer as readers and mentors to children in schools and centers. Call 305 812-4000 for more information.  Consultation, materials and Neighborhood Dads book available to guide you.

Please contact HOLLY ZWERLING for more information.

holly@ftfsf.org or call 305.812.4000

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.”

2018

January: Antwayne Leland (view full story)

2017

June: Mayor Carlos A. Giménez (view full story)

June: Supt. Alberto Carvalho (view full story)

June: James. R. Haj (view full story)

June: David Lawrence, Jr. (view full story)

June: Vance Aloupis (view full story)

June: Lonnie Lawrence (view full story)

June: Dr. Wil Blechman (view full story)

June: Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky (view full story)

June: Dr. Etiony Aldarondo (view full story)

April-May: Brian Person (view full story)

February-March: Gregory Williams (view full story)

January: Emmanuel Philogene (view full story)

2016

December: Alan Jackowitz (view full story)

November: Staff Sgt Select Jose Bolanos (view full story)

October: Henri Francois (view full story)

Holly

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.

TOWN HALL MEETING DOCTOR’S PRESENTATION

FTFSF Town Hall Meeting    2/2/18

Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes Overview

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FTFSF Town Hall  2/2/18

Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes

Mary Beatrice Squire, MD

FTFSF Town Hall     2/2/18

Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes

Julio Barcena, MD

FTFSF Town Hall  2/2/18

Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes

Jameson Mercier, Ph.D., LCSW

Dr.Gina Morgan-Smith’s video presentation at the Town Hall Meeting on Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes

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Fatherhood Magazine: Especially for future, expectant, new and experienced fathers and their families.

Holly Zwerling, CEO/President Fatherhood Task Force

John D. Pace, M-DCPS Central Region Superintendent

Alberto Carvalho, M-DCPS Superintendent

Barbara Mendizábal, M-DCPS South Region Superintendent

Jose Bueno, M-DCPS North Region Superintendent

Mari Tere Rojas, M-DCPS School Board Member, District 6

M-DCPS Principals

Fathers & Male Role-Models

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

Paternal Healthcare & Education Conference

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