Engaging Fathers - Putting Lessons Into Practice, Part 2

The Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare (FCL) project sought to improve placement stability and permanency outcomes for children by engaging their fathers and paternal relatives. FCL implemented a methodology known as the Breakthrough Series Collaborative, a continuous learning methodology. The second of a three-part series, this podcast reviews strategies implemented in Los Angeles County, California. Topics discussed include the value community organizations provided in Los Angeles County's improvement team, how Los Angeles County's actions and thoughts diminished the importance of fathers and paternal families and the steps the agency took to change its processes and mindsets, and why the improvement team felt it needed the courage to act "intentionally and unapologetically" to implement meaningful change.

Record Type: 
Podcast
Publication Date: 
February, 2022
Date: 
February 2022
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
California
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Family Strengthening
    • Fatherhood
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations
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