Bay Area Academy

The Bay Area Academy created digital videos with fathers talking about their experiences in child welfare. The Academy welcomes the use of these videos for training and other purposes. Also, the videos can be shown to groups of people to impress upon them the fact that fathers do have a voice when it comes to the love they have for their children. The videos can be used in unit meetings or large departmental meetings. They can be shown to community partners and anyone who might be endeavoring into the field of father engagement.

In some cases, the videos were shown to staff and a discussion ensued after the viewing. The videos can be shown to fathers who are participating in support groups. They are a great communication and engagement tool because they allow viewers to hear directly from fathers.

Listen to the fathers speak in their own words about their love for their children and their experiences with the child welfare system by clicking on each name: