MENtors Driving Change for Boys, Men & Dads Conference
Our day-long interactive conference will help strengthen our interconnected communities, ignite inspiration in the work you already do and scale impact for driving change for boys, men, and dads. Who should attend this conference: Any professional or practitioner that provides services or resources either directly or indirectly with boys, men, and dads in Santa Cruz County would greatly benefit from this conference. Here are some examples of who would be a good fit for this conference: Head Start Teachers, Family Service Workers, Child Welfare Workers, Fatherhood Practitioners, Criminal Justice Professionals in Probation, Parole, Health-Care and Maternal and Child Professionals, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist, Counselors, Child Support Advocates, Clergy, Head Start Family Service Advocates, Peer Mentors, Life Coaches, Child Care Workers, Early Childhood Teachers, Parent Engagement Leaders, Case Managers, Fatherhood Home Visitor, Facilitators of Fatherhood Curriculums, Youth Development Workers, Workforce Development and Economic Mobility Professionals, Reentry Community Based Professionals, Psychologists. Sociologists, Researchers, foster-care young parents, single, divorced, teen or estranged parents, afterschool program coordinators, fathers, coaches, and mentors. Desired outcomes: Understanding current community efforts toward boys, men, and dads to establish a community baseline Identifying local resources and support toward boys, men, and dads to map Highlighting the gaps, bias, and barriers boys, men, and dads identify and face in our community Conference tentative schedule: Morning session 9:00am to 12:30pm 9:00 to 9:30 am Welcome, opening remarks and state of the issue 9:30 to 10:30 am Experts panel on boys, men, and dads 10:30 to 11:30 am A constituent panel on boys, men, and dads 11:30 to 12:30 pm Reflective small group discussion experts and constituent panels Afternoon session 1:30pm to 4:00pm 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm Showcase local programs and collective efforts in engaging boys, men, and dads 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm Small group discussion identifying gaps, bias, and barriers within systems, communities, families, and individual around work focusing on boys, men, and dads 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Afternoon break 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm The work beyond the conference to promote, advance and create the sustainable changes for boys, men, and dads
7807 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
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