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Developing a Father Friendly System of Services with a Cross Cultural Perspective

Schedule: This workshop is a 2 part series
June 8, 2021 at 9:00am to 12:30pm
June 15, 2021 at 9:00am to 12:30pm



Description: This two part training will promote the exploration and insights on how family-serving programs can foster authentic and meaningful father engagement. Building on the Power of Fathers concept paper, and the Alameda County Father Friendly Principles, participants will engage in multiple small groups exercises centered on supporting the reflection about the strengths and limitations in their own practice towards the enhancement of father friendly services.

Presenter: Carlos A. Guerrero, MD, LCSW, was born and raised in Colombia, South America. Carlos migrated to the USA 24 years ago and currently works with the Early Interventions Services at UCSF Benioff Children Hospital Oakland, where he provides therapy services for children 0-6 years old with their families, as well as supervision, consultation and training to Early Childhood Infant and Family Mental Health providers. Carlos has been part of Circle of Security International for the past 15 years and currently is a Trainer and Fidelity Coach of the Circle of Security Parenting program. For the last 4 years, Mr. Guerrero has been an instructor with the First Five Monterrey County in California providing Infant Family and Early Childhood Mental Health training and consultation in Spanish and English. Dr. Guerrero is a trainer and consultant for the “Facilitating Attuned Interactions” intervention created by the Erikson’s Fussy Baby Network. Dr. Guerrero has an M.D. from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, (Bogotá, Colombia) and a master’s in Social Work from California State University East Bay. Carlos is an Alumni of the Irving B. Harris Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, a current active member of the Fussy Baby Network part of the Erikson Institute and the Professional Development Network of Irving Harris Foundation, and a rostered Child Parent Psychotherapy clinician.



Questions? Feel free to contact Alicia Martinez,

Project/Program Manager- Social-Emotional Wellbeing Lead, Best Starts for Kids Initiative, King County Department of Community and Human Services, Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division

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