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, May 12, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. It will be a virtual Zoom Webinar. The audience is encouraged to utilize the chat Q&A to interact with the Commissioners, guest speaker(s), and the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) staff.
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81763981193?pwd=TmhYMEY1eFgxWTNEZTZIbnBPRFlsdz09
Webinar ID: 817 6398 1193
The phone # +1 301 715 8592
Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022 Commissioners’ Meeting.
If you would like to listen to the recordings or see presentations from the previous Commission Meetings, please click here.
Please Note: We are unable to provide technical assistance during meetings.
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
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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