More than 400 fatherhood and family-service practitioners, county and state agency staff, and community members attended the 2020 Ohio Virtual Fatherhood Summit on September 2-3 & 5, 2020. OCF co-hosted the event with the Ohio Practitioners' Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF), a statewide coalition of fatherhood programs. The theme of the event was "Compassion, Connectivity and Celebration."
2020 Ohio Virtual Fatherhood Summit Booklet
Day 2: Opening Remarks:
Ms. Kimberly Dent, Executive Director
Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services
Mr. Harold Howard, President
(OPNFF), Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers & Families
Participants attended the virtual workshops on a variety of topics, including the following:
Click on the links to view videos of the plenary sessions: ODJFS YouTube Videos
Click on the links to view videos of the plenary sessions:
L-R: Joshua Counceller, Project Manager, Executive Director Kimberly Dent, and Terri Simons, Admin. Professiona
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 – “Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Virtual Breakfast with Dad"
Thank you Note:
The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood wants to thank each of you for your assistance, participation and continued support of fathers and families. We hope this was a memorable and enjoyable State Fatherhood Summit.
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m.
(ODJFS) OCF Commission Meeting
Date: November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am – 12 noon
Location: Vern Riffe Building (Riffe)
77 S. High St. 19th Floor, Conference Room 1948
Columbus, OH 43215
The meeting will be IN-PERSON. Please allow time to find parking and going through the security checks at the Vern Riffe Building. Please bring your photo Identification.
2022 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10.
If you would like to attend a commission meeting or if you have any questions, please contact Terri Simons via e-mail at Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov.
If you need to speak to someone over the phone, please contact Executive Director Kimberly Dent at 614-752-0583.
Reforming Child Support to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families, June 2019
Supporting the Fatherhood Journey: Finding from the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation
Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Impact Report
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
AdCouncil Fatherhood PSAs
Region V Fatherhood Webinars
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Center for Fathering
Kids Count Data
Prison Resource Guide
Fatherhood Well-Being Screening Tool
Grant Writing Webinar (Power Point Slides)
Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers
Ohio County Services
Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF)
Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality
Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition
Ohio Putative Father Registry
Ohio Strong Babies
Start Talking Ohio
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