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5th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference

June 15, 2012

Strengthening Relationships Between Fathers and Their Children

Nationally recognized experts came together for a daylong exploration of the most important issues related to fatherhood. Many topics were discussed around new ways to build and strengthen relationships between fathers and their children.

Attendees included community service providers, policy advocates, government representatives, mental health professionals, public health professionals, and concerned community members.

Download the registration form for this event or register online (see below).

Questions? Please contact: Alan-Michael Graves by email or phone, 213.260.7604.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Engaging Fathers in Children’s Social Services
  • Father Involvement in Homeless Families
  • Breaking the Fatherhood Stereotypes: Cultural Competence
  • A Father’s Role in Stopping LGBT Bullying
  • A Focus on Prevention: Collaboration Between Fatherhood and Domestic Violence Programs
  • Project Fatherhood in a School Setting
  • Daddy Has Rights, Too: A Fatherhood Legal Perspective
  • Grassroots Work to Change Public Policy Around Fatherhood Funding
  • Working with Young Fathers: Helping Young Men Develop and Maintain Positive Relationships
  • Faith and Fatherhood: The Two Go Together
  • Sticking Around for Your Kids: A Reason for Fathers to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
  • The Project Fatherhood Model: Men in Relationships Group

Conference Speakers:

john a. powell
Executive Director of Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University
Professor john a. power (he spells his name in lowercase) is a nationally known scholar whose work explores the intersection of race and poverty, race and housing policy, and the use of racial categories, Professor powell is founder of the Institute of Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota. He has introduced the idea of opportunity structures, systems that create equal access to opportunity for everyone. Professor powell received his B.A. degree from Stanford University and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jerry Tello
Director of The National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute
Jerry Tello is an internationally recognized authority on family strengthening, therapeutic healing, cross-cultural issues, and motivational speaking. A noted therapist, author, performer and program developer over the past 30 years, Mr. Tello has incorporated his real-life with research-based knowledge and indigenous culturally-based teachings to engage all in a reality-based healing and growth-inspiring experience. He is the author of A Father’s Love, a series of children’s books, coeditor of Family Violence and Men of Color, and a series of motivational CDs. Mr. Tello has received numerous awards including the Ambassador of Peace award and Presidential Crime Victims Service Award.

The Honorable Kevin Ross
Host of the television program “America’s Court with Judge Ross”
The Honorable Kevin Ross is A native of South Los Angeles, Judge Ross was elected student body president at Gardena High School as well as president of the District-Wide Association of Student Councils for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He went on to graduate from Morehouse College with a degree in political science and received his juris doctorate from Southwestern Law School. In addition to his flourishing career as a hardcore gang prosecutor, he became a highly sought-after media commentator, appearing as an analyst on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and National Public Radio’s Which Way L.A.? His musings on social issues were frequently featured in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Committed to civic duty, Judge Ross is dedicated to empowering communities of color through economic development and youth mentoring. While passionate about justice, blogging and great food, Judge Ross remains proudest of his role as a husband and father of two energetic young boys.

Additional Conference Speakers:

Bill Releford, MD
The Releford Institute for Limb Salvage and Wound Care

Charles Morgan, PhD
The Los Angeles Mission

Pastor Ivory Brown Brown
Memorial Temple/ Project: Caring & Sharing

Ronald Banks, PsyD
Project Fatherhood, Children’s Institute, Inc.

Anthony Young, MFT
Project Fatherhood, Children’s Institute, Inc.

James Schrage, MSW
Families Uniting Families

Marilyn Mejia-Pena, LCSW
Families Uniting Families

André Feijóo
Project Fatherhood, Children’s Institute, Inc.


Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

(times subject to change)


Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel

711 South Hope Street • Los Angeles, CA 90017

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