O ne of the DFFC initiatives is the DFFC Barbershop/Hair Salon Community Dialogue. This open dialogue creates an on-going conversation with those in the community to discuss the needs of fathers and mothers parenting children. This is a cross-training opportunity for the community to initiate and increase awareness. There is a need for fathers, mothers and children to be healthy and safe.
We believe a father's voice and his involvement is needed in his child's life as well as within the community. The barbershop/ hair salon community dialogues is one of the many venues that DFFC members/ambassadors are using to create a dialogue wherever they find a listening audience.
The Delaware Fatherhood &Family Coalition (DFFC) held its first Barbershop/Salon Community Dialogue which was conducted on June 15, 2013 at two different locations. The conversation began at 9:30 am held at Divine Profiles and the second at Homme Gentlemen's Barbershop in Wilmington, DE. Thirty five people participated in these conversations with additional persons coming in and out of the shops and participating while present.
Divine Profiles owner Mr. James Victor Gibson, Homme & Babes Styling Salon owner Mr. Ebon Flagg and Homme Head Barber, Darnell Wood facilitated the community dialogue as DFFC Ambassadors. The DFFC Training Team members present to provide support were Training Director Mr. Darrell V. Freeman, M.A., Ms. Cassandra Codes-Johnson and Mr. Weldon Spellman of the DFFC Training Development Group.
A brief introduction of the Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition was conducted to provide a short summary of the history, purpose and mission of the coalition. The topic of this first DFFC Community Dialogue was "Do You Have What It Takes to Be A Father?" The DFFC Ambassadors were excellent at engaging and facilitating the discussion. The attendees became very involved when asked about parenting in relationship with communication and positive interactions.
Community Dialogues are held every third Saturday of the month at the following locations:
James V. Gibson, Owner
2606 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19805
Yvonne & Ebon Flagg, Owner
Babe's Styling Studio
213 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Ebon & Yvonne Flagg, Owner
Hommes Gentlemen's Barbershop
223 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Community Dialogues are expanding in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties
If you would like to host a community dialogue please contact Darrell V. Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.