CWVE 2021 Session 3C: Effectively Engaging Fathers of Color

Explore strategies for engaging and empowering fathers of color in child welfare. 

Publication year: 2021
Capacity Building Center for States

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​Myths continue to exist regarding fathers and their relationship with their children. Some of these myths permeate our systems and create invisible obstacles, known as implicit bias, that can hinder both the father’s ability to connect with child welfare services and resulting family outcomes. This video can help participants identify and support strategies that encourage the equitable engagement of fathers and provide opportunities to navigate barriers and challenges. 

Use this video with the CWVE 2021 Discussion Guide, which provides information and activities for each topic, including a description of the topic, reflection questions tailored to the topic, and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners.  


  • Arlene Jones, Family Consultant, Capacity Building Center for States
  • Devin Washington, Mental Health Therapist, Concrete Walls

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