January 31 - February 6 Updates

What would you consider to be your most inspiring moment as a dad? "I am inspired by how emotionally balanced all three boys are. They are individuals who speak their mind and care for others." - Lucas Boyd, Father of Three


National Save Our Sons Night | Urban Colors Arts and Mentoring | Denver, CO | Feb 6th @ 5:30pm Urban Colors in association with Emanuel Place of Refuge Church will a accompany fathers and sons to see the Movie Selma and hold a round table dinner at Applebee's Restaurant where they will have a discussion about the importance of fathers, families and community in children's development. For more information visit www.urbancolors.org or emaildmeeks@urbancolors.org

New NRFC Toolkit Section: Working with the Child Welfare System There are a number of opportunities for fatherhood programs to work or partner with the child welfare system. Understand more about how the child welfare system works, and learn from programs with successful partnerships in Working with the Child Welfare System, a new addition to the Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit: Resources from the Field.

New Dates for HHS Fatherhood Grants: New Pathways for Fathers and Families
Estimated Funding: $47,490,800
Expected Number of Awards: 48
Estimated Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Estimated Award Floor: $350,000
Estimated Post Date: 04/02/2015 (updated)
Estimated Application Due Date: 06/04/2015 (updated)


Facebook Posts (Link)

  • Prisoner’s Family Conference May 6th - 8th Dallas
  • National Save Our Sons Night | Urban Colors Arts and Mentoring | Denver, CO | Feb 6th @ 5:30pm
  • Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance via @amprog
  • Supporting Maternal and Child Health by Involving Fathers on Home Visits | Haji Shearer
  • UK 2015 Modern Families Index identifies fathers under pressure and families that need dependable childcare
  • Working with the Child Welfare System | National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
  • "HUSH is out to change how teenagers, teen boys specifically, handle sex and relationships. Having seen how sex education was handled when he was in high school, Colin Adamo realized that there was a need for him to help make that difference."
  • Brian Conly named new Deputy Director of the Colorado Dept of Human Services' Office of Early Childhood.
  • Help couples strengthen their relationships with tips from Twoofus.org
  • The Precarious State of Family Balance Sheets via @pewtrusts
  • Child support bill moves in Colorado legislature
  • Super Bowl Dad Ads
  • Joven Noble & Xinachtli Curriculum Facilitator Training | Denver | 2/18-20
  • Reading Partners | Colorado
  • Kanye West recently debuted his latest video for the track "Only One," a suprisingly emotional and simple film featuring Mr.West walking and cuddling quietly with his daughter North.

Events (Link)

Events in bold updated or added this week

December 1, 2014-February 25, 2015
Bridges Out of Poverty Classes

January 29, 2015-April 23, 2015
Nurturing Fathers Class in Routt County

February 2, 2015-April 9, 2015
Free tax preparation by AARP certified volunteers

February 6, 2015
National Save Our Sons Night | Urban Colors Arts and Mentoring

February 10, 2015

February 11, 2015
Webinar: Characteristics and Experiences of Low-Income Hispanic Families and Households

February 14, 2015
My Brothers Keeper Youth Kick off Summit

February 17, 2015-February 20, 2015
16th Annual National Families & Fathers Conference

February 18, 2015-February 20, 2015
Joven Noble con Palabra And Xinachtli Rites of Passage Program Facilitator Curriculum Training

February 19, 2015-February 21, 2015
Dad 2.0 Summit

February 26, 2015-February 27, 2015
3rd Annual National Teen and Youth Fatherhood Conference

February 28, 2015
Reaching Fathers in the Community presented by Father's United

March 19, 2015
SAMHSA Fund Development Training for Community and Faith Based Organizations

March 24, 2015-March 26, 2015
Center for Urban Families' 2015 PLI Summit: Pathways to Stability and Economic Success for Fathers and Families

April 14, 2015

May 12, 2015-May 14, 2015
2015 Federal Regions 8 & 10 Community Action Conference - Denver

June 9, 2015-June 12, 2015
17th Annual International Fatherhood Conference: "Responsible Fatherhood: Building Our Future Through Innovation, Evaluation and Accountability"

June 15, 2015-June 17, 2015
2015 Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference

Don't forget to check our listing of ongoing classes!

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