Fatherhood group highlights mental illness in timely webinar

Father interacts with his son.

An African-American father interacts lovingly with his son.

Washington DC., February 17, 2015: On Wednesday, February 18, from 12:30-2:00 p.m., the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) will host a webinar  to address mental illness.

This NRFC webinar will focus on ways in which fatherhood programs can talk with fathers about mental health issues. Specifically, we will provide tips on helping fathers identify and address mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues, talk about ways to address misperceptions about “mental illness,” and look at strategies to encourage prevention, resilience, and recovery.

We all know stress. Anxiety over a test in school. Worrying about paying a bill on time. Concern that something isn’t going right. Learning healthy ways to manage stress, for adults and for children, is key in maintaining a healthy physical and mental balance.

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) shows ways to work with children to manage every day stress, recognize signs and find resources for adults with more serious mental health issues, and understand the distinctions of toxic stress and its impact on children and communities.

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance.

For details, including registration information, visit the NRFC Events Calendar, email info@fatherhood.gov or call 1-877-4DAD411 [1-877-432-2411].–OnPointPress.net.

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