In child welfare, often, there is more focus on engaging mothers than fathers, even though fathers are just as important for a child’s healthy development. In this episode, our CEO Vicki Spriggs talks with DFPS Fatherhood Specialist Kenneth Thompson on the benefits for children and families when fathers are more involved in the work of child raising and what we can do to better engage fathers.
DFPS’s Responsible Fathers program provides more resources and facts on how to get and keep fathers involved.
Conversations with CASA is an online series from Texas CASA that explores current issues and trends affecting child welfare, children and families in care and the CASA network. Catch up on other episodes of Conversations with CASA.