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RESPONDING TO THE CALL TO SERVE FATHERS AND FAMILIES
· Are Intentional: If you primarily have contact with the moms of the youngsters in your program, consider ways that you can be increasingly purposeful about bonding with the child's father.
· Outreach: Host classes, workshops, support groups and other opportunities that will empower father-child connection
· Inform: Provide education, data and outreach specifically to fathers and other important men in a child's life
· Address Bias: Train and have discussions with service providers around perceiving individual predispositions that make boundaries to connecting fathers. Especially those that place minorities and fathers not living in the child's home at a drawback.
· Collaborate: Create collaborations with local fatherhood programs to help improve associations with fathers in your program.
CALL TO ACTION
The agency trusts that we can make a superior showing with regards to raising and teaching young men and that a national association for the improvement of young men can help young men flourish as:
- Parents, teachers, mentors, coaches, counselors, and others understand and appreciate need for community stakeholders.
- Schools and teachers instill proven processes for engaging fathers successfully
- Authentic adults are inspired and trained to be effective role models, coaches, and mentors to students in communities
- Young adults themselves see how they can find astute direction and a feeling of calling and reason. In this unique circumstance, Urban Colors Arts and Mentoring is not just ready to lead a national discussion on the advancement of young adults additionally encourage positive social change through particular projects and associations.
Urban Colors Arts and Mentoring focus is divided into three obligations:
- Research and resource dissemination from programs leading the field as well as pilot programs using statistical procedures for combining data from multiple studies.
- Community and family support through the coaching of parents and mentors, consulting with athletic organizations, drug and violence reduction programs and partnerships in underprivileged areas, summits and events for parents and faith communities.
- School and institutional efficacy improvement through pilot programs, justifiable interventions in schools and institutions, cultural diversity training for teachers, training for mental health and social services workers, and collaboration with athletic organizations.