course »Missing Fathers: The Absent Parent Trauma

Date: 7/31/2020, 10:00 am—4:30 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 5.5
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Online Class

Develop a better understanding of the importance of fathers to the youth with whom we work. This epidemic of the often-absent father doesn’t mean that the father doesn’t fulfill an important role in a child’s and family’s life. We often leave the paternal side of the youth’s family completely out of an assessment when developing our treatment/service plans with youth in out of home care even though the father is very much a part of the youth’s “picture” and impacts their day-to-day functioning. Remember, the pain of the missing father is a big reason for the symptoms that we are trying to ameliorate so we can’t forget this area of pain.