CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood (ICRF) is holding its annual symposium on October 29 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Naperville (95th Street) Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.
This free symposium will focus on critical issues facing single and divorced fathers. The council's mission is to increase the number of children in Illinois who grow up with a responsible father in their lives.
Governor-appointed Chairman Jeffery M. Leving will host the symposium, which will include a series of presentations by professionals covering a wide range of fatherhood-related topics. Featured speakers include, but are not limited to, the following:
Detective Wayne Halick will present "Keeping Your Children Safe on Social Media." In an era of Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Kik, Whisper, etc., our children are feeling more and more anonymous and becoming more secretive than ever about communicating with the outside world. Halick will share his expertise and many years working on cases involving children to equip the audience with the knowledge and tools to protect children and teens from cyber bullying, predators and suicide.
ICRF councilmember Lois Rakov will recognize fatherhood initiatives at Edwards Hospital. Hospital representatives with expertise in parent-baby bonding and preparing men for fatherhood will also be honored for their work.
Attorney Maureen Gorman will lecture on the new Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
The goal of the symposium—open to anyone—is to empower fathers and provide survival strategies for participants to take home.
The council is made up of experts from all facets of the professional world, each immensely dedicated to supporting single and divorced dads in Illinois.
Chairman Leving, attorney and author of How to Be a Good Divorced Dad, has spent his life making significant strides supporting paternal involvement. Leving is a pioneer in fathers' rights and social change, a renowned divorce attorney and co-author of the Illinois Joint Custody Law.
"The ICRF provides solutions to father absence by promoting positive paternal involvement and contributing resources to support all fathers in all communities," Leving said. "Present and involved fathers improve academic test scores, reduces teenage pregnancy, and encourages confidence in children."
Space is limited, so please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit responsiblefatherhood.com for more information.
CONTACT: Jennifer Whiteside
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SOURCE Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood