FFHC is excited to present this report, which represents a culmination of two and a half years of work, involving over 80 community table engagements and community forums. In the report, FFHC seeks to uplift and give priority to community voices related to the opportunities and challenges facing Black Men and Boys in the context of their families and neighborhoods. FFHC believes when you improve outcomes for Black men and boys you strengthen Black women and girls, families and the community at large.
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 and involvement matters. We discuss Iris’ evolution and leadership as a funder in the area of early childhood and family strengthening. We also discuss how the work of father involvement and engagement is essential to positive child outcomes and family strengthening.
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.
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 as a Black Family
- and more…
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.
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!
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 Navigator
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 entail and how their successes could help JARC in the future. The men also discussed their roles and responsibilities in meeting their goals after successful completion of JARC’s program.
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
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