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The Art and Science of Father Engagement Programming




This training was presented on
October 20, 2023






This training was presented in collaboration with our partner project, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC).



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  • Recording
  • Note-taking slides (3/page)
  • Father-Inclusive Perinatal Parent Education Programs: A Systematic Review (Pediatrics, 2018)
  • Paternal Involvement with Infant Scale (PIWIS)
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: Anger Management
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: Assertive Communication
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: Family Logistics Meeting
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: The Fatherhood Role
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: Social Support
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: State of the Union Meeting

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This interactive presentation will review the current state of research and practice in programmatic efforts to engage new and expectant fathers during the perinatal period.  


Learners will review and discuss:

  • Common barriers to involving fathers in perinatal health initiatives
  • Evidence-based best practices in developing father engagement programs
  • Key metrics in assessing father engagement program effectiveness


Who should attend: Staff and leadership of family resource centers, child abuse prevention councils, community-based organizations and other child- and family-serving systems who are engaged in developing father engagement programs and assessing their effectiveness.



  • This is an interactive training. Please be prepared to participate in activities such as group discussion, break out rooms, and/or demonstration. Your training experience will be best with the use of a web cam, audio, and a training environment conducive to active participation.
  • This training will be recorded. The recording will be available to registered learners within 2 days of the training.
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Dr. Singley is a San Diego-based board certified psychologist and Director of The Center for Men’s Excellence. His research and practice focus on men’s mental health with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychology and the transition to fatherhood. Dr. Singley won the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Practitioner of the Year Award from the Division on Men & Masculinities. He is Past President of the APA’s Section on Positive Psychology and is currently the President-Elect of the APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities and the President’s Advisory Council for Postpartum Support International. He conducts trainings and presentations around the country to assist individuals and organizations to enhance their level of father inclusiveness and founded the grant-funded Basic Training for New Dads, Inc nonprofit and Padre Cadre social networking application just for dads in order to give new fathers the tools they need to be highly engaged with their infants as well as their partners. In his free time, Dr. Singley likes to cook, surf, read, and trick his two teenage sons into activities so they can’t escape his annoying shrinky questions. 




Director, The Center for Men’s Excellence

Dr. Hudson Jones is a San Diego-based mental health practitioner and psychological associate at The Center for Men’s Excellence where he is completing his post-doctoral fellowship. His academic, research, and clinical endeavors have focused on men’s mental health with an emphasis on increasing pathways to care for NICU Dads. He completed his pre-doctoral internship in San Diego at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver with a specialty focus in child-caregiver relationships. In his free time, Hudson likes to surf, play guitar, and enjoy the outdoors with his spouse and their dog.



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