Welcome to the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida
The Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida ensures that fathers' well-being and importance are addressed pre-natally and throughout their parenting years and the barriers to their involvement are identified and eliminated. The Task Force promotes awareness of father-friendly marketing, training and programming and creates social and business networking and partnership opportunties. When fathers are included and engaged in children’s lives the children and families are healthier, emotionally and physically and communities are strengthened.
10% of fathers experience post-partum depression and need support to connect with their new baby. (Journal of the American Medical Assocation)
Children can learn how to deal with higly charged emotions in the context of playing with their fathers.(Father facts from the National Fatherhood Initiative - NFI)
Sustained contact with their father is the strongest predictor of a son's self esteem, while the most important single factor for daughters is affection from their fathers. (NFI)
Father love is a better predictor than mother love for certain outcomes including absence of delinquency and conduct problems, absence of substance abuse, overall mental health, and well being. (NFI)
Switchboard salutes the "ALL STARS" of Miami-Dade's Non-Profit Community Friday, October 25th, 2013
After days of deliberations, a group of unbiased and esteemed judges selected the finalists for Switchboard's upcoming awards ceremony to honor, recognize and award non-profit organizations for their dedication to the community. Award winners will be announced during the organization's Second Annual "ALL STAR" Non-Profit Awards Luncheon, which will take place at Jungle Island on October 25, 2013.
Here are the finalists for Switchboard's Second Annual "ALL STARS" Non-Profit Awards Luncheon
There are five categories; the Fatherhood Task Force was nominated for Innovation “All Star”
Innovation "ALL STAR"
Chapman Partnership Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, Inc. Mentoring Valuable Proteges Miami Children's Hospital Veterans Link Up