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The Role of Fathers in Children’s Health

  • Tova Walsh, Darryl Davidson, and Craig Garfield
  • February 19 2020
  • W63-2020

February 19, 2020, 1:00–2:00 PM CST/2:00–3:00 PM EST

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Tova Walsh

Darryl Davidson

Craig Garfield

Tova WalshAssistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Darryl DavidsonMen’s Health Manager, City of Milwaukee
Craig GarfieldProfessor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and attending physician at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where he directs the Family and Child Health Innovations Program (FCHIP)

Fathers play an important role in children’s health and development. Fathers’ own health and health behavior influences the well-being of their children and partners as well as fathers themselves. Healthcare and child and family services providers can help promote optimal outcomes for children and families by involving and supporting all caregivers, including fathers. This webinar will:

  • Provide insight into the role that fathers play in child and family health.
  • Address the experiences of fathers in prenatal and pediatric care settings, and identify strategies for providers to engage expectant and new fathers.
  • Discuss strategies for promoting fathers’ own physical and mental health, and supporting fathers to model positive health behaviors for their children.

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Child Development & Well-Being, Child Maltreatment & Child Welfare System, Children, Family & Partnering, Health, Health Care, Parenting

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