January 1 - 8 Updates

What's the best part of being a dad?
The best part is feeling that I’m loved, seeing my children smile, hearing their laughter and holding them in my arms. Also knowing that when the world’s problems close in, my children will come to me for comfort and advice. - Thompson Williams, Father of four


Colorado Child Support - Rocky Mountain PBS | Colorado State of Mind Documentary now on YouTube

Center for Urban Families' 2015 PLI Summit:  Pathways to Stability and Economic Success for Fathers and Families

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grants estimated post date is 3/6/2015, estimated application due date is 5/5/15 Read more

The Federal Office of Management and Budget completed an overhaul of Federal policies related to grants and cooperative agreements.  The higher level goals of this overhaul were to streamline guidance, strengthen federal oversight, set standard requirements, codify all OMB Circular into Title 2 of the CFR and to increase efficiencies and effectiveness.  All Federal grants and cooperative agreements executed after December 26, 2014 must follow the Omni-Circular (also called the Super Circular). Read more


FRPN Research Video Series
These videos highlight promising measures created by the FRPN for use in programs that work with fathers.

Explore family engagement across disciplines using new inventory A new tool from the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides professionals a guide to the definitions of family engagement in various disciplines, as well as how family engagement is implemented in each area.

The Family Engagement Inventory is meant to help practitioners working in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and education settings. It shows commonalities across fields, and allows you to contrast family engagement across disciplines.
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Facebook Posts (Link)

  • Institute for Research on Poverty webinar, It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World 1/21/15
  • A Call to Coaches - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness
  • The Mask You Live In - Premiering at Sundance 2015
  • How Good Dads Can Change the World | Gary Barker, PhD & Michael Kaufman | The Daily Beast
  • Explore family engagement across disciplines using new inventory from the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Men Can Stop Rape - One nonprofit’s goal to change the way young men view women
  • Connect with CNCS and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
  • Connect your program to an existing service and volunteer opportunity, or develop and register your own through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) United We Serve website.
  • TANF, Child Welfare Partnerships Help Strengthen Families | Youth Today
  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll: How to be an Ask-able Adult About Anything! Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm Mountain
  • Support early literacy and language development by being a Colorado Business Reads Collection site. Help them reach their goal of collecting and distributing 100,000 books
  • Save our Sons | Richard Wright Charter School PSA
  • How children react to violence against women.What happens when you put a boy in front of a girl and ask him to slap her?
  • Colorado launches new child abuse and neglect hotline
  • National Save our Sons Night | February 6
  • Championship Fathering Profile: The National Center for Fathering offers a self-assessment tool to aid fathers in evaluating their fathering methods.
  • Colorado Child Support - Rocky Mountain PBS | Colorado State of Mind Documentary now on YouTube
  • Ron Haskins NYTimes op-Ed on Social Programs That Work
  • Documentary features the Colorado Parent Employment Project

Events (Link)

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

December 18, 2014-January 23, 2015
CRC Nonprofit Leadership & Management Program - Application Deadline January 23, 2015

January 12, 2015
PolicyLink Webinar: The New Proposed Child Support Rule and What it Means for Low-Income Fathers

January 13, 2015-January 14, 2015
 Mental First Aid Course

January 13, 2015
Webinar:  Effectively Working with Child Support Agencies

January 14, 2015
Models of Success: Case Studies of Effective Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grantees

January 14, 2015
Webinar: Young Men's Health and the Transition to Fatherhood: Implications for Prevention and Pre-Conception Health

January 21, 2015
Webinar: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World

January 28, 2015
Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll: How to be an askable adult about anything


November Happenings


October 22, 2014-December 2, 2014  Call for Proposals: Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference

November 3, 2014  Thriving the Holidays

November 4, 2014  Community Resource Center: New Fund Development Training  | GRANTS & FOUNDATION RELATIONSHIPS

November 5, 2014-November 7, 2014 11th Annual National Native American Conference | “Fatherhood Is Leadership” 

November 5, 2014  Routt County Fatherhood Forum

November 5, 2014  Livestream: The Developing Brain: Implications for You...

November 7, 2014  Webinar - Top 10 for 2-Gen: Principles for Action and Lessons from Bipartisan Polling

November 7, 2014  The Crisis Center Presents Nationally Recognized Guest Speaker Lundy Bancroft

November 12, 2014  Vicarious Trauma Research Forum Preventing and Mitigating the Impacts 

November 18, 2014  Community Resource Center: New Fund Development Training - CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS & PLANNED GIVING



The week of Sept.29

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Check out our Men Against Domestic Violence pages

Also the upcoming webinar - Confessions of Monsters: Deconstructing Gender Violence In Horror Films.

On Facebook Be There for Your Kids (Help us reach the 500 like mark!)

  • Confessions of Monsters: Deconstructing Gender Violence In Horror Films An Interactive Webinar To Enhance Media Literacy Skills In Primary Prevention
  • I like FRED because ... (Fathers Reading Every Day) @fatherhoodinst
  • #PTChat - engaging fathers in education and student learning
  • My Masterpiece: A Story of Fatherhood by Jason Vitello, excerpts from his story in Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Lives: Defining Moments via The Civic Canopy eNewsletter
  • Sad Dads in the Empty Nest
  • The danger of being pushed off public assistance by By Tina Griego | Washington Post Storyline

Upcoming Events

  • The 2014 Strengthening Families National Leadership Summit | Oct 7 & 8
  • Rocky Mountain PBS Airing of "Are We Crazy About Our Kids?" | Oct 12
  • Colorado Practitioner Network for Fathers & Families | Oct 14
  • Webinar: Scaling an Effective Intervention: How to Build Implementation Capacity, Replicate with Fidelity, and Produce Consistent Outcome | Oct 14
  • Confessions of Monsters - Deconstructing Gender Violence in Horror Films An interactive webinar to enhance media literacy skills in Primary Prevention | Oct 22
  • 11th Annual National Native American Conference: “Fatherhood Is Leadership” | Nov 5-7