And we aren’t just talking about physical health—mental health is extremely important, too. As we say, if you have a problem with your mental health, it will show up in your body. If you have a problem with the health of your body, it will affect your mind and how you see the world. Of course, maintaining physical health allows dads to be there for their kids and be the best dads they can be.
To add even more helpful information to your program delivery on men’s health, consider attending the upcoming webinar presented by the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse on September 29, 2021 titled, “Men’s Health and Fatherhood: What Do Dads Need to Know?”
About the Webinar
On average, men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women. Moreover, they often are reluctant to seek medical care. Physical health problems, substance use disorders, and mental health challenges such as depression, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder can prevent fathers from spending positive, quality time with their children. To increase the longevity and the quality of their lives and relationships, we must encourage dads to attend to their physical and mental health needs early and regularly.
Why don’t more fathers take steps that could improve their health and well-being, thereby modeling healthy behaviors for their children? Please join us on September 29 for a critical conversation about men’s health, when our panel of subject matter experts will respond to this and other questions. We will also explore ways that fatherhood programs can help fathers better attend to their physical and mental health and discuss how doing so can improve their children’s health and well-being.
- Armin Brott, MrDad.com, Men’s Health Network, Larkspur, CA
- Craig Garfield, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
- Derrick M. Gordon, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Facilitator: David Miller, NRFC
Register for this event here.
The Office of Family Assistance, through the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), is providing this technical assistance webinar for all responsible fatherhood practitioners, including current OFA grantees, human service professionals, and other interested stakeholders.