The Alameda County Fathers Corps is a county-wide team of male service providers-in-training, working to help strengthen families by helping men be the best fathers they can be. Our goal is that every father is fully engaged and supportive of their children and that agencies and organizations in Alameda County be fully prepared to help them succeed. The Fathers Corps guides providers in building on the five protective factors of the Strengthening Families Framework to reduce risks and create optimal outcomes for children and families.
- was established in 2018 to provide training to all providers interested in building their capacity to more effectively engage and support fathers and father-figures. In addition to providing capacity building opportunities, the FFPN supports FFPN participants with the implementation of the at their home agencies.
- is to build the capacity of participating agencies to authentically and effectively engage and support fathers/father-figures by creating and offering father-specific parenting education and support groups and resources. Click to view 2021 Fatherhood Partnership video. (Click to view full length video).
- is an ongoing virtual series that provides opportunities for Fathers to discuss current topics that matter to them. Click here to view the 2020 Dad-scussions Recap video.
- Increase opportunities for fathers to strengthen their parenting skills
- Advocate for government and philanthropy to include language for all family service funding allocations that requires partners to provide services consistent with the Alameda County Fathers Corps Father-Friendly Principles
- Promote and assist with the implementation of the Alameda County Fathers Corps Father-Friendly Principles throughout Alameda County
- Increase awareness of the importance of strengthening the bond between fathers, their children and families
- Expand the pool of Father Engagement Specialists and Mentors who are available to support Alameda County family service programs
LEARNING COMMUNITY GOALS
- Increase providers’ knowledge of environmental, nutritional, and social and emotional factors affecting the healthy development of children birth to 5 years and an increased awareness of father specific services
- Assist participants in implementing Alameda County Fathers Corps Father-Friendly Principles at home agencies
- Train participants for inclusion in the pool of Father Engagement Specialists and Mentors who are available to support family service programs
|Misc Attachment||Fathers Corps Overview (2017).pdf||06-20-2018|
|Misc Attachment||Fathers Corps Father Friendly Principles Sheet.pdf||06-20-2018|
|Misc Attachment||Fatherhood Groups 2022 Brochure2 (1).pdf||01-09-2023|