September 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Engaging and including Fathers is critical for programs and agencies that are focused on building strong children and families.  This interactive session will teach 10 Best Practices for Engaging and Working with Fathers, including why, how, and when to best engage fathers.  During this session attendees will also learn proven strategies from model programs throughout the US.  

Learning Objectives

1. Teach Best Practices for Recruiting Fathers into programs and services.

2. Teach Best Practices for Working with Fathers, including effective marketing and program activities.

3. Share Fatherhood Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Model Fatherhood Programs.

Expected Outcomes

Upon completing this Webinar, attendees will:

1. Understand and be able to apply best practices for working with Fathers.

3. Be able to implement proven Fatherhood/male involvement activities and strategies.2. Understand the unique needs of Fathers/Men whom programs are seeking to engage/serve.

Patrick J. Patterson, MSW, MPH is President of Global Partners for Fathers and Families Consulting, LLC, an international firm that provides fatherhood and grant writing training, and consultation to


government and community based agencies.  Over his career, Patrick has effectively delivered more than 700 fatherhood and grant writing trainings, consultations & workshops with public/private agencies in 42 states & 4 countries.

As a grant writer, Patrick has written and led grant writing efforts that have successfully resulted in more than $51 Million in grant awards from Federal, State, and Private Foundation funding sources, including

multi-million dollar Federal grant awards during both President George W. Bush & President Barack Obama Administrations.

Patrick is a native of Columbia, SC where in August 2015 he and his Global Partners for Fathers and Families team hosted the First Ever Men and Boys of Color Conference in the South Carolina in which 560 (Record Number) Men, Boys, and community members were in attendance.

Patrick earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Benedict College (Columbia, SC) and dual Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of South Carolina.

He is married to his high school sweetheart, Sherani Ashford Patterson, and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Peyton and Lorin.