Integrating Fatherhood and Motherhood Programs in Human Services
Participants had an opportunity to hear about the importance of fatherhood and motherhood programs within the context of human services delivery, and how Merced County has been able to integrate and offer these services. The county’s All Dads Matter program provides services that are gender responsive to fathers. Woven in these services are grounding discussions and skill building activities on the role and responsibilities of fathers, effective communication and parenting, child development milestones, and systems navigation. Likewise, the county’s All Moms Matter program offers services to women to ensure that children have healthy and nurturing mothers from birth.
- Lamar Henderson, Employment and Training Worker, Merced County Human Services Agency
- Scott Pettygrove, Director, Merced County Human Services Agency
- Kimiko Vang, Deputy Director, Merced County Human Services Agency