Engaging Fathers – Putting Lessons Into Practice, Part 1

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“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

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