The 2015 Affirming Fatherhood Conference will be held April 29-May 1 in Tampa. Sponsored by ReachUp, Inc., the federal Healthy Start initiative serving central Hillsborough County, Fathers Hall of Fame is designed to demonstrate the valuable role of fathers and fatherhood to present and future generations. The conference will highlight the many men who are actively involved in raising their families. The conference will focus on reversing the often negative portrayal of fathers in today’s society. This message is targeted at:
- Fathers who are bringing their unique contributions to the job of parenting their children;
- Staff of fatherhood programs striving to meet the needs of many different fathers and families;
- Policymakers and advocates working to enhance the rights of fathers being part of their children’s lives;
- All persons interested in seeing the positive results of fathering advanced as confirmed by current research.
National speakers and professionals will present and facilitate accurate and insightful information on the importance of fathering that elevates, enlightens and equips men, women, service providers, community leaders and other stakeholders.
Other contributing sponsors include the Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County, AMCHP, HRSA, the Men’s Health Network and Florida MIECHV.
The event will be held at the Doubletree Westshore, 4500 West Cypress St. Early bird registration $100.00 received by April 3, 2015, thereafter, $150.00. Register here.