The Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition (DFFC) is an extension of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program and the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative created specifically to give a voice to fathers and the importance of their involvement for the well-being of their children. The DFFC believes in the power of fatherhood and stable families where children's safety is not at risk.
The DFFC is an Advocacy Coalition with a diverse and unified membership. The DFFC infrastructure was created to develop platforms to address social barriers and challenges that prevent fathers from being involved in raising their child(ren). The membership is made up of parents, community leaders, grass-root, service, state, interfaith and community-based organizations. The coalition connects multiple sectors of the community in a comprehensive approach, continuously develops partners, trains and educates to achieve real outcomes.
As a united change agent, we are committed to building a sustainable community coalition that champions father involvement and supports healthy adult relationships, specifically effective co-parenting which in turn provides positive outcomes for Delaware children and communities.
Priority 1: Promote Father Involvement as a Positive Influence - Increase community awareness of the importance of and commitment to father involvement in the lives of their children.
Priority 2: Build a Self-Sustaining, Self-Determining Coalition - Stimulate a broad-based positive social movement to combat father absence and promote father involvement.
Priority 3: Provide DFFC Education & T.A. Opportunities - Provided fatherhood and healthy adult relationship educational opportunties and technical assistance to increase the capacity of the community to support father involvement.
Priority 4: Promote Fatherhood & co-Parenting Services - Promote fatherhood and healthy adult relationship services and activities by DFFC members.
The DFFC builds upon the efforts of the community to increase community collaboration and strengthen resources which support the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children promotes effective co-parenting, and decreases the barriers that may challenge these efforts..
One Of the DFFC initiatives is the DFFC Barbershop/Hair Salon Community Dialogue. This open dialogue creates an on-going conversation with those in the community to discuss the needs of fathers and mothers parenting children.
We endeavor to increase knowledge for professionals, laypersons and parents to strengthen positive parent/child relationships, positive co-parenting and its impact on child development.
The DFFC builds upon the efforts of the community to increase community collaboration and strengthen resources which support the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children.
The DFFC envisions healthy and resilient Delaware children whose fathers are involved and parents effectively work together.