Stay up to date with the latest Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition. We are committed to building a sustainable community coalition that champions father involvement and supports healthy adult relationships, specifically effective co-parenting which in turn provides positive outcomes for Delaware children and communities
Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Another Reason Why Dads are Vital to Child Well-Being
Posted by Christopher A. Brown in the National Fatherhood Initiative Blog
When you help a dad to be more involved, responsible, and committed to his child, you help build that child's resilience.
Resilience is a critical factor in a child's ability to navigate life's challenges--to bounce back and thrive when life throws a child the inevitable curve ball.
As the video below shows, researchers on child development have determined that genetic and environmental factors play a role in how resilient a child is and can become. Some children are born with more resilience than others. Natural resilience helps explain why some children--even those related to one another and raised in the same home--differ in their ability to handle the stress imposed by their environment (e.g. poverty and child maltreatment).
But regardless of natural resilience, every child benefits from the outside supports they receive to build resilience.
There is no more important outside support for a child than a loving, caring relationship with their parents. When a child grows up without an involved, responsible, committed dad, they are at an environmental disadvantage. They are at risk for a host of poor outcomes that result from the stressful situations associated with a dad's absence (e.g. poverty and child maltreatment).
Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Monday, February 13, 2017
We would like to congratulate
2017 Aids Delaware Do The Right Thing 4Life Banquet
Honoree Vickie Artis
In her work with the Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition, Ms. Artis has chaired four of the coalitions' five "Delaware Devoted Dads" Summits, and provided cutting edge training in the field of fatherhood and effective co-parenting. Ms. Artis has been instrumental in establishing strong partnerships with county service organizations throughout the state of Delaware that envisions healthy and resilient Delaware children whose fathers are involved and parents effectively work together for the best interest of the child.
Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Sunday, November 27, 2016
How To Interact With Police Officers
Video was recorded during the Police Etiquette information session sponsored by Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition and Aids Delaware on November 16, 2016 at Neighborhood House Inc. Wilmington, DE. Representatives from all levels of Delaware law enforcement from the State of Delaware Officers, New Castle County Officers, and The City of Wilmington Police Officers were in attendance. They answered questions from concerned citizens and give some great tips like don't fight back during traffic stop, if you have been wrong report indecent after, or that you should keep hands on steering wheel when dealing with Police Officers. Listen to the key things a police officer is looking for during a traffic stop.
Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Friday, November 18, 2016
24/7 Dad AM and PM
3rd Ed. Program
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Duncan Center
500 Loockerman St. Dover, DE 19904
The 24/7 Dad program is run as 12 (2) hour sessions in a group setting or in a one-on-one home -based program, teaching men the characteristics they need to be good fathers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The 24/7 Dad successfully changes fathers’ attitudes, knowledge, and skills- and is designed to equip fathers with the self-awareness, compassion, and sense of responsibility which is imperative to good parenting.
The Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition is an extension of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program and the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative created specifically to give a voice to fathers and the importance of their involvement for the well-being of their children.