Enhanced Community, Special Topic: Engaging Fathers in Family Drug Courts

Enhanced Community: Engaging Fathers in Family Drug Courts
Date: 
February 23, 2011
Time: 
9:00am-11:00am PST (10:00am MST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST)
Presenters: 
Phil Breitenbucher, M.S.W.
Presenters: 
Dan Griffin, M.A.
Presenters: 
Sanford Robinson

This project is supported  by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

Engaging Fathers in Family Drug Courts (FDC)will explore principles and practical strategies on how to engage fathers as partners in the FDC process.  Drawing from child welfare, drug treatment, and judicial perspectives, this session aims to meet the following learning objectives:  (1) Identify the interpersonal, structural, and environmental barriers that men face in child welfare, drug treatment, and family court systems, including biases and presumptions; (2) Identify key components and practice principles of gender-responsive drug treatment; and (3) Learn practice skills and strategies to effectively engage with fathers from a cross-systems perspective.