Mark your calendars! The Richmond Family & Fatherhood Initiative (RFFI) will host the 2016 Virginia Family and Fatherhood Symposium on October 26, 2016. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Power of Two: How Effective Co-Parenting Enhances Family Stability and Child Well-Being.”

The symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Leroy Thompson, an instructor for the Virginia State Court’s “Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes” program. He is a certified Master Trainer for The National Partnership for Community Leadership’s “Fatherhood Development Curriculum.”  LeRoy also conducts the Fairfax County Public Schools Family and School Partnership’s “Dads Matter Class” and is a parenting program instructor for the County’s Department of Family Services.

The symposium will also feature learning tracks in following areas: Evidenced Based and Promising Practice Parenting Programs; Promising Practice Youth Development Programs; Developing an Evidenced Based Practice; followed by a panel discussion on current co-parenting program strategies with a public Q&A session.

For more information and to register for the symposium, please check out our event website.