Good news about our Fatherhood Conference! Reds Hall of Famer Joe Morgan is kicking it off!
This is creating a little buzz in the community and that means fatherhood is getting some attention. That is good. We all know that children are better off when a strong, positive father is engaged and playing an active role in their life. Every day, our agency sees abused children who would benefit from the presence of a positive father, or children who do not receive the financial support they need because their fathers are absent.
“A Brighter Future: Strengthening Fathers for Families and Community” is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13, at the Kingsgate Marriott. The free event is co-sponsored by our department, Lighthouse Youth Services and the Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers & Families. It is targeted to fathers and attorneys, court personnel, probation officers and social service agencies who work with fathers and families. To register, call 513-487-6780.
In addition to Morgan’s insight, participants will hear from Congressman Steve Driehaus about the importance of fathers and the role they plan in strong families and communities. The theme resonates with those of us who see the effects of missing fathers on a daily basis.