This is a one day fatherhood conference event, with guest keynote speakers, Ingrid m. Canady, Executive Director of Connecticut State Education Resource Center and Ted Talk’s, Dwight Stitt.
There will be 10 workshop offerings that will range in topics; such as, the racial injustices and its impact on fatherhood, fatherhood and early childhood development; fathers with cognitive limitations, intimate partner violence interventions, motherhood gatekeeping, paternity and child support services, social welfare policy; healthy relationship and marriage education; co-parenting; child support; fatherhood development; motherhood development; working with incarcerated fathers; faith-based approaches; statewide projects and initiatives.
This conference will also present awards to providers, social workers, fathers and fatherhood figures who have made a direct positive impact on the importance of engagement with fathers and providing a positive fatherhood role. Breakfast and Lunch will be included for attendees. finally, 5.5 cec’s will be offered.
Scholarships are available for individuals, fathers and father-like-figures, who cannot afford the conference, please contact Jennifer.Rondini@ct.gov for more information.
8:00-9:00 A.M. Breakfast and Registration
9:00-9:30 A.M. Welcome/Acknowledgements:
Rodrick L. Bremby,Commissioner of the Department of Social Services
Dr. Peter Troiano, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
Central Connecticut State University
Joette Katz, Commissioner of the Department of children and Families
9:30-11:00 A.M. Morning Keynote speaker: ingrid M. canady
11:00-11:15 A.M. Morning Break
11:15-12:30 P.M. - Breakout Sessions
12:30-1:45 P.M. -Lunch
1:45-2:00 P.M. - Afternoon Break
2:00-3:30 P.M. – Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Dwight Stitt
& AFTERNOON GROUP exercise
3:30-4:00 P.M. - Closing Remarks
(*Schedule is Subject to change)