January 24 - 30 Updates

What kind of dad do you strive to be?
"I strive to be like my dad. He taught me how to be a good provider for my family and teach my child to respect her elders, be kind to others and learn about our culture and traditional ways. I want to fully hand that down to my daughter so it will continue onto the next generation." - Dale Yazzie

News

COLORADO PRACTITIONERS NETWORK FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES Meeting Tuesday February 10th ~ 2:00 – 4:00  pm  (link)

Joven Noble con Palabra And Xinachtli Rites of Passage Program
Facilitator Curriculum Training
(link)

New Resource from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families | The OPRE-sponsored National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families just launched a new website  (hispanicresearchcenter.org); released a research report, The Complex and Varied Households of Low-Income Hispanic Children; and announced a webinar scheduled for Wednesday, February 11 at 1:30pm ET. The webinar will focus on family formation, household structure, and complexity among low-income Hispanic families.

Free tax preparation by AARP certified volunteers. (link)

The Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance today announced the launch of Free File, which makes brand-name tax software products and electronic filing available to most taxpayers for free. Free File is available at IRS.gov/FreeFile

SAMHSA Fund Development training for Community and Faith Based Organizations - Denver (link)

Facebook Posts (Link)

  • Webinar: Characteristics and Experiences of Low-Income Hispanic Families and Households | Wed, Feb 11, 2015 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM MST
  • Tax Credits for Working Families (TCWF) Releases Four-Part Interview with Professor Kathryn Edin
  • Hispanic Voices Shines Light on Issues Facing Hispanic Children and Families http://shar.es/1bPp1r via @ChildTrends
  • Center for the Study of Social Policy's Strengthening Families Evaluation Portal
  • Move Over, Mom, It's Dad's Turn In Ads - Fatherhood Featured Prominently, Positively in Host of Spots
  • To Be a Dad (Extended Cut)
  • To Be a Dad - Here's to those who choose to be dads. One bold choice leads to another. Good stuff from Toyota
  • To Achieve Big Results From Social Policy, Add This
  • Baltimore Responsible Fatherhood Project works with dads on their relationships with their children
  • EITC - A cash lifeline for Boston’s working poor via @BostonGlobe

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
First Annual National Save our Sons Night (NSOSN)

February 10, 2015
COLORADO PRACTITIONERS NETWORK FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES  MEETING


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
COLORADO PRACTITIONERS NETWORK FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES MEETING

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!

New Fatherhood PSA

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) and the Ad Council unveiled a new series of public service announcements (PSAs) that feature footage from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2.  The PSAs will be distributed nationwide this month and reinforce the established NRFC theme, “Take Time to Be a Dad Today.” 

The PSAs feature Despicable Me 2 characters Gru, his three girls and the Minions, and use excerpted footage from the film.  With Gru as the featured dad, the ads communicate the unique and irreplaceable role that fathers play in the lives of their children.  The television, outdoor, radio, and digital PSAs direct people to the NRFC website, Fatherhood.gov, for more information and resources.

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10 Ads Starring Great Dads

Adweek highlights ads starring great dads.

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Dad Ads

For better or worse dads are showing up in ads recently.

Did you catch the Huggies controversy?

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