Region V Fatherhood Collaboration Calls

Click here to sign up for the Fatherhood Listserv

For more information contact or Lois Rakov,

Fatherhood Collaboration Call Announcement:   The next call is Tuesday July 9, 2019, 1:30 CT and 2:30 ET, titled: Building Partnerships and Collaborations with Child Support and Fatherhood Organizations: Wisconsin and Ohio. 

Thanks to Lois Rakov for her 15 years of organizing these calls.  This is her last call.  Click here to read a wonderful article about her leadership!

Presenters for the call will be:

  • Susan Brown, Director of the Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency. download presentation
  • Michael Patton, Hamilton County Job & Family Services Chief Child Support Officer. download presentation
  • Harold Howard, Director of Community Care Service Line at Talbert House and current President of the Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF)
  • Carl Wesley, President and CEO of Center for Self-Sufficiency of Milwaukee
  • Keith Parris, Outreach and Education Coordinator for Milwaukee County Pathways for Fathers and Families - download presentation

Do you have suggestions for future call topics and speakers?  Please send them by email to Geraldine Franco and Lois Rakov

Thank you!

Click here to view the Region V Fatherhood Collaboration Call Archives

JOIN The Region V Fatherhood ListservOn March 24, 2004, Region V launched the Region V ACF Fatherhood Listserv. Listserv participants share a commitment to fatherhood and male involvement efforts for the sake of the children and their families. The initial participants were Early Head Start and Head Start grantees including grantees that received the FSI grant, the Region V Early Head Start Demonstration grantees and ACF program partners who expressed interest in fatherhood topics. The listserv expanded within its first year to include more than 300 interested partners from Child Welfare, Runaway and Homeless Youth Services and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs, state agencies, and many community-based organizations. Listserv members receive grant information, recent research, new training materials, and announcements of upcoming events. They also exchange information and answer questions to help each other in the development or enhancement of fatherhood/male involvement efforts. They have assisted each other in searches for trainers on topics such as parenting classes for ex-felons, speakers for conference agendas and pertinent website sources.

On July 13, 2004 the Region V office of the Administration of Children and Families launched a series of quarterly calls to address issues related to fatherhood programming and practices. The calls are announced on the Region V Fatherhood Listserv and are open to public and private agency representatives throughout Region V.

The Collaboration Calls were featured in an article in the March 2009 Child Support Report, published by the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement. Click here to view the article.

Click here to join the Fatherhood Listserv. For more information on the calls, contact the Planning Coordinator, Lois Rakov,

By becoming a participant, you will obtain new information quickly, receive invitations to take part in Collaboration Network Conference Calls (more information on these calls follows), be able to provide your input on areas of interest, and ask for assistance from peers.



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