The Colorado Practitioners Network for Fathers & Families (CPNFF) is a coalition of practitioners, fathers, administrators, and other stakeholders committed to enhancing services across the state that will result in the children of Colorado having long-term healthy relationships with their father or a father figure. The mission of the Network is to collaboratively work to initiate, promote and support services that decrease barriers to and increase healthy father involvement with children, families and communities.
The Network seeks to accomplish its mission by:
- Building the profession of fatherhood practitioners and service providers working to increase the healthy involvement of fathers in the lives of their children;
- Providing opportunities for networking and information sharing among fatherhood practitioners, service providers and other interested stakeholders;
- Supporting community-based programming and services.
- Promoting the establishment and expansion of effective and ethical fatherhood programs.
- Increasing the public awareness of fatherhood issues;
- Providing leadership and direction on fatherhood issues;
- Maintaining information on, promoting and encouraging fatherhood activities in Colorado;
- Working to ensure safety and well-being of Colorado’s children and families across communities and culture while respecting family diversity.
CPNFF is comprised of a Leadership Team, Work Teams, Task Forces and Forums which inform community agencies throughout the state of the need and benefit of providing services to fathers and the importance of father-friendly services.
2014 CPNFF Team
- Chair Persons: Ken Sanders (The Center on Fathering, Colorado Springs), Families First Representative
- Regional Forums, Education & Training: Sandy Naatz (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Denver), Meg Paccione (Fatherhood Support Services)
- Father Advocacy: To Be Determined
- Infrastructure, Funding & Membership- Ken Sanders (The Center on Fathering, Colorado Springs)
- Public Awareness: Stacy Hladek (Families First), Nancy Regalado (Aurora Mental Health, Aurora)