Father Engagement: Why it Matters

If you’re a Dad, you want to be involved in your child’s life. If you’re a Mom,

you want your partner involved, too. But do you know why father engagement matters? In this workshop we’ll talk about our motivations to be engaged parents, and you’ll learn what the research says about the positive impacts of father engagement–for children, spouses, families, and fathers, too!

Facilitator: Kevin Black is a PhD student at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, where one of his research projects involves studying the social marketing of father engagement in the “early years.” Prior to this, Kevin worked in the social service sector, including five years leading two community-based research and communications projects that promoted the importance of investing in early childhood development. He also gets to practice what he studies, since he is the father of two young daughters.