Title: Mother’s Forum
Location: Emmanual Baptist Church
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Description: The forum is an opportunity for single mothers to be recognized for their efforts in raising their children alone. This will be a day of networking, sharing resources, and learning how to take time for self: to put it best, a day to exhale!
Title: Mother’s Forum
- Educate low income individuals and communities on the subject of fatherhood and the barriers that impede the successful interaction of father and child;
- Enhance and safeguard the interests of children and to protect and improve their relationships with their fathers and other significant males in their lives, within and outside the family;
- Generate a pool of positive male role models to mentor other youth and fathers that can benefit from the support;
- Serve as an educational and networking vehicle for men’s, father’s, and children’s organizations with a focus on family through an annual conference on fatherhood;
- Serve as a repository and clearinghouse for all information relating to fatherhood issues;
- Engage in other charitable and educational activities consistent with the above purposes
Promote the safety and well-being of children by implementing strategies to keep fathers involved and families together.
In the ideal world, both the mother and the father reside together in the home and work as a team, to raise their child(ren). However, the real world typically differs from the ideal world, most time; children are not being raised in a home with both parents but a single parent. In the case most often, the single parent is the single mother.
2NOT1 believes that communication between the mother and father is imperative for the healthy productive development of the child. 2NOT1 further believes there need to be a more level playing field in regards to custody of the child when parents separate. Also, there needs to a clear societal understanding that being a father is more than a financial contribution as ordered by the courts.
Through various activities such as discussions, conversation cafes, family interaction events, and general dialogue 2NOT1 will address and bring awareness to the issues that hinder successful fatherhood. These activities when followed by strategic implementation of programs designed to promote fatherhood by teaching, educating and advocating should ignite change in the parents involved as well as a paradigm shift in thought by the family court infrastructure.
The end result will be a community where children will be developed with the aid of both parents, regardless of their relationship status. This will also include a society that no longer sees gender as a primary decision that determines which parent gains custody of a child after separation, but will render a decision on the merit, love and alacrity of the parent to provide both financial and/ or emotional support for the child.