2020 SOC Q&A Chat Presentation: Voices From the Field
Printed Rendition of the 2020 SOC Virtual Symposium Program Booklet
Commission Chair Accepts Invitation to Serve as a Member of FRPN Steering Committee
Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch, ACSW NASW Social Work Pioneer ® Chair, The Strong Families Commission, Incorporated (THE COMMISSION) & Convener of the Pennsylvania Symposium Organizing Committee (SOC)
The Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) Steering Committee consists of a carefully selected group of fatherhood evaluation researchers, practitioners and policymakers who are leaders in the field. Originally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administrative Office for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, FRPN promotes rigorous evaluation of fatherhood programs that serve low-income fathersand works to expand the number of researchersand practitioners collaborating to evaluatefatherhood programs.
Inaugural Pennsylvania Fatherhood Award Given to Dr. Joel N. Myers
Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder of Dads’ Resource Center and AccuWeather, both headquartered in State College Pennsylvania, received The Strong Families Commission, Inc. (THE COMMISSION) inaugural Pennsylvania Fatherhood Award at THE COMMISSION’s Fifth Annual Celebration, held on December 10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Myers was honored for his willingness to leave the comforts of the corporate world and demonstrate leadership that will undoubtedly draw other corporate giants to the struggle of men who want to care for their children and families, but face far too many systemic barriers that impede them from doing so. Myers serves as Pennsylvania’s Advocate and Champion of the 2020 Campaign to Promote Greater Father Family Involvement in the lives of Children and Families.