The Institute for Research on Poverty and Child abuse & neglect prevention board are hosting a webinar series on Understanding and Addressing Fathers’ Mental Health on Wednesday, April 27th 11-12 PST
Fathers, like mothers, are vulnerable to depression in the period surrounding the birth of a new baby, and this depression can have serious consequences for children and families. In this webinar, presenters will draw on their research and practice experience to discuss the prevalence and presentation of depression and other mental health challenges among new fathers, and the impacts of fathers’ mental health on parenting, family relationships, and child development. Lack of awareness surrounding fathers’ mental health presents a barrier to fathers seeking treatment. We will also discuss the role of child and family services providers in helping fathers to recognize the symptoms of paternal depression and the need for support.