Winter/Spring 2016 Issues Schedule
The Issues Class meets monthly from September to May on a Sunday morning at 9:30am in the HPC dining room.
March: Impacts of Fatherhood on Families
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 9:30am in the Session Room
Featuring Dr. Armon Perry from the Kent School at University of Louisville
Issues Class welcomes Armon R. Perry, Ph.D., MSW, who is an Associate Professor in the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. Dr. Perry’s research efforts center on the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and external factors that influence men’s involvement in the lives of their children and families, as well as the impact of that involvement on the well-being of the family.
Dr. Perry (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Becky Antle (Co-Investigator) were recently awarded a $5 million grant by New Pathways for Fathers and Families of the Administration for Children and Families (OFA). The grant will be dispersed over five years for the Stepping Up 4 Your Child program, which is aimed at helping and mentoring non-custodial fathers. The Stepping Up 4 Your Child project will go beyond traditional fatherhood programs by integrating the provision of responsible parenting, economic stability, and relationship education services to fathers at risk for paternal disengagement. Specifically, through Stepping Up 4 Your Child, non-custodial fathers in Daviess, Elliott, Hardin, Jefferson, McCracken and Owen Counties, will be provided with a comprehensive, solution-oriented program featuring group based parent education and individualized case management to help them achieve financial independence, increase their parenting skills, and develop a co-parenting alliance with their children’s mother. Given that each of these focus areas have all been cited as three of the strongest predictors of paternal engagement, Stepping Up 4 Your Child and the results from its evaluation will have significant implications for families across Kentucky, as well as practitioners, researchers, and policymakers interested in responsible fatherhood.
April: Issues Facing Jefferson County Public Schools
featuring JCPS Board Chair David Jones Jr.
David Jones will join Highland to share issues JCPS schools face currently and as it looks to the future as well as the work of the board and the school system to accomplish their goals. Sunday, April 24 at 9:30am | Dining Room