Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The New York State Fatherhood Initiative is hosting a statewide conference in Albany

On October 6th-9th the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, along with the Office of Children and Family Services, will host the first New York Statewide Fatherhood Conference. The conference will take place at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Participants from around the country will convene to explore the issues, concerns, and impact of fatherlessness in
the lives of our children and families.

They've doing some good work: for instance, while it used to be said that babies
don't come with an owner's manual, they've published one. It's an interesting
tool for new dads and it does include information about Shaken Baby Syndrome...

OTDA has released A Driver's Manual for New Dads (1mb, PDF) that offers new dads information
that will help them be a good dad to their child, including supporting a partner emotionally during and after pregnancy and tips on interacting with a new baby.

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