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Workshop - Engaging Men in Domestic Violence Prevention

2014 Dad Days Professional Development Day
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014

Community Health Facility
Second Floor Meeting Room
200 Maine Street, Lawrence

$15 registration. For more information and to register, visit

Information for three CEUs will be provided.
Continental breakfast and beverages provided.

Session 1: Why are We Talking about Fatherhood and Preventing Domestic Violence?8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

  • Engage in critical examination of individual, cultural, and social norms and beliefs about fatherhood and domestic violence and more generally gender-based violence
  • Identify levels of prevention in public health model and Spectrum of Prevention
  • Develop research based understanding of relationship between fatherhood and preventing domestic violence
  • Explore ways and examples to engage fathers, community members, social systems to prevent domestic violence

Presenters: Juliana Carlson PhD, Assistant Professor, KU School of Social Welfare, and Joan Schultz, Executive Director, The Willow

Session 2: Panel and Community Discussion on the Future of Engaging Fathers to End Gender-based Violence 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Understand and compare different perspectives of practitioners working to end violence against women in light of fatherhood
  • Discuss implications for future work in our communities and with families
  • Develop action steps - individual and community levels
  • Identify potential network of practitioners to increase capability of social change in area of fatherhood and violence against women

Presenters: Brian Porch and André Tyler, District Attorney’s Office, Johnson County; Steven M.S. Halley, LSCSW, Clinical Director, Halley Counseling Services, P.A.; Stephanie Russo, The Willow;Joan Schultz, Executive Director, The Willow

Facilitator: Juliana Carlson PhD, Assistant Professor, KU School of Social Welfare

Dad Days presents the 2014 Fatherhood Film Festival

Dad Days will begin Wednesday at the Community Health Facility from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a screening of “The Iron Giant,” an animated adventure about nine-year-old Hogarth and his best friend, a fifty-foot robot that fell from the sky.

The film series will continue with a screening of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” on Thursday at LightLyre Studios from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This stop-motion animated comedy film is based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name and features George Clooney as the voice of Mr. Fox and Meryl Streep as the voice of Felicity Fox, Mr. Fox’s wife.

Dad Days ends with a screening of “Joe” on Saturday at Delaware Street Commons from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. In this R-rated film, a friendship develops between a hard-working boy named Gary (Tye Sheridan) and Joe (Nicolas Cage), who employees a road crew of day laborers that poison trees on behalf of a local lumber company. When Joe discovers that Gary's father is an abusive drunk, Joe steps in to save the kid.

  • "The Iron Giant" screening begins at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine Street, Lawrence. PG, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • "Fantastic Mr. Fox" screening begins at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the LightLyre Studios, 731 New Hampshire St, Lawrence. PG, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • "Joe" screening begins at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Delaware Street Commons, 1222 Delaware St, Lawrence. R, 1 hr. 56 min.

Dad Days is organized by Dads of Douglas County with generous support this year from Cans for the Community, Kansas Action for Children's Pass on Pop campaign, Success By 6 Coalition of Douglas County and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. 

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