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Father engagement and involvement are critically important. However, too often without strategic leadership and support related to infusing father involvement and engagement in the process of serving families, fatherhood remains isolated as a set-aside consideration of little consequence. This Podcast explores with Iris Krieg, Executive Director of the Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation, why father engagement […]

Philanthropic Leadership related to Father Engagement and Involvement 06

In today’s podcast, we have an interview with Dr. Waldo Johnson from the University of Chicago, who was interviewed by our very own Dr. Kirk E Harris. What we wanted to do is provide the audio from that interview to our listening audience. Thank you and enjoy. You can find the full transcript here.

Interviews, Podcast

May 15, 2018

The History of the Sociological Study of the Black Family and Black Fathers 05

In this Episode, we are joined by Dr. Tiffany McDowell and Heather Parish to discuss the issues with family engagement and family strengthening. The topics discussed are: The resiliency of the Black Family The impact of historical and institutionalized racism Trauma related to our history in this country as an African American Our Value structure […]


March 26, 2018

Black Family Engagement, Resiliency, Strengthening and Racial Equity 04

Dr. Waldo Johnson was interviewed by FFHC’s CEO, Dr. Kirk E. Harris for FFHC’s Father Engagement and Family Strengthening series. In the interview, Dr. Johnson shared his perspective on the history, status, challenges, and strengths of the Black family. Dr. Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., MSW is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Service […]

Interviews, What's Happening

March 9, 2018

Interview with Dr. Waldo Johnson

In this Episode, Ed Davies, the directer of Power of Fathers joins us to discuss the work he is conducting in our communities. Hosted by Dr. Kirk E Harris, this informative episode will expound upon how FFHC integrates with the Power of Fathers, and the collaborative work that is being progressed. Tune in!


December 7, 2017

An Innovation in Fatherhood Practice and Policy, and Organizational Change: The Power of Fathers Initiative 03

In this episode brother Ronald Clay breaks down the challenges he has faced as a returning citizen father, and how FFHC has helped encourage and assist in his walk as a father. Host: Dr. Kirk E. Harris, CEO, Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities Guest: Mr. Roland Clay, Father and FFHC Member Mr. Reginald Hicks, FFHC […]


October 2, 2017

Listening to A Father’s Voice: FFHC Member Shares His Experience as a Father and as a FFHC Member 02

FFHC’s Work with Jane Addams Resource Corporation The Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) held an On The Table discussion on January 27, 2017. Fifteen (15) men discussed issues surrounding the training they received to obtain manufacturing jobs and the constraints they face as members of the program. The men discussed what success for them would […]

What's Happening

July 27, 2017

Black Men and Boys Community of Practice (BMBCoP)

Come join us for our annual Father Appreciation BBQ. We will have plenty of food, fun, and good times for the whole family. The bbq will start at 4:00pm and end at 8:00pm. So don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to show our father’s love within our community!

What's Happening

June 21, 2017


In this introductory podcast, Dr. Kirk Harris interviews Dr. Michael Bennett and Sequane Lawrence. They discuss the vision and purpose of Fathers Families & Healthy Communities. Topics include: History of Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities at DePaul History of FFHC Demonstration Importance of father engagement How FFHC advances the work of fatherhood and father engagement […]


March 15, 2017

The Inaugural Podcast: The Beginnings of Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities 01