“RETHINKING FATHERHOOD: THE 21ST CENTURY DAD”
March 12, 13 & 14, 2014
Newport Marriott Hotel
Thursday October 31st, 2013
Rhode Island will be hosting the 15th Annual New England Fathering Conference (NEFC) at the Newport Marriott on March 12, 13 and 14, 2014. This educational event brings dads, moms, family service providers, social workers, health professionals, educators, program directors, state and federal representatives, and family advocates together to learn and share information and experiences. As in the past, we are committed to featuring a talented, diverse array of speakers and presenters who will inspire and challenge attendees. The conference encompasses four arenas: Dads & Family/Community, Dads & Health, Dads & Education and Dads & Systems.
The NEFC Planning Committee is searching for professionals who work in the fatherhood field and would like to share their expertise and experience to enhance our work and expand interstate networks. Workshop proposals should be relevant to the following groups: fathers/family men, parents/couples, family service providers, fatherhood practitioners, educators, health professionals, legislators, government representatives, and researchers. Sessions should address topics including, but not limited to: curricula, program design and implementation, prevention, collaboration/leveraging resources, parenting, co-parenting, healthy relationships, child development, children with special needs, employment, education, health (mental and physical), addiction, incarceration, child support, domestic violence, cultural competence and working with diverse groups, etc.
Each workshop will be approximately 2 hours in length and should provide hands-on information for the participants to use when working with non-custodial parents as well as custodial parents, and also family men who play a paternal role for the children in their lives. Presenters should make the workshops interactive. The Committee is particularly interested in workshops targeted to one perspective (i.e., a workshop specifically for dads/family men, or a session to assist practitioners with a certain aspect of programming such as recruitment/retention)
PLEASE NOTE: Workshops are limited to a total of two presenters.
No additional honorarium is available for presenters,
and presenters are responsible for their own travel/accommodations.
Please complete the attached form and email to
CWarren@dhs.ri.gov or KCaballeros@dhs.ri.gov
by Thursday, October 31st, 2013.
No other formats will be accepted. Any questions please call 401-458-4429/4519.
A one (1) paragraph bio for each presenter must be submitted with this form. Please do not submit more than one paragraph, as additional information (i.e., media, testimonies, etc.) will not be considered.
You will be notified via email whether or not your proposal was accepted
by November 29th, 2013.
Please follow this link to open the form.