“Engaging Fathers – Putting Lessons Into Practice” is a three-part series to share strategies implemented from three of the five State or county agencies: Los Angeles county, California; Hartford, Connecticut; and Prowers county, Colorado. Part one focuses on the strategies developed within Hartford, Connecticut.
The following individuals are featured in this episode:
- Christine Lau, MSW. assistant chief of child welfare, Connecticut Department of Children and Families
- Abdul Rahmaan I. Muhammad, LMSW, executive director, My People Clinical Services
Topics discussed include the following:
- The benefits of including community partners and fatherhood advocates in Connecticut’s improvement team
- Why Connecticut chose multiple, small strategies over a single, large-scale strategy to address fatherhood engagement
- Successful strategies to impact agency-wide culture and thinking about engaging fathers in daily child welfare practice