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February 2014

"Fifth of working fathers would rather look after baby"

Wednesday, 2/26/2014

Moe than fifth of men wish they had looked after their children rather than returning to work according to a study done to help launch the Work and Family Show, which began in London last week. The research confirmed that fathers are in full time paid employment, more likey to be the sole or main breadwinner, work longer hours on average, and tend to commute longer than their female counterparts. Few employers have strategies to support the men in their workplace to combine their work and domestic committments. As a result of this, men are less likely to request flexible working, and if they do, are less likely to get it. For more information on this article and to read more about it, please visit..


"Keep Me Safe"

Monday, 2/24/2014

Joining Hands to Keep Children Safe... 3rd Annual Parenting Conference being held Friday, March 28, 2014 from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Riverside County Regional Medical Center located in conference room A-D  at 26520 Cactus Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA 92555. Topics include caring for your baby and parent self care. Registration deadline is March 21, 2014. Breakfast and conference is free. For more information, please contact Riverside County Child Assessment Team at (951) 486-4345 or


Depression Summit

Monday, 2/24/2014

The Coachella Valley Health Collaborative will hold a Depression Summit on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus. This event is open to the public and lunch will be provided. RSVP's are required so please visit for more information.

RFP Information for Mamas y Bebes Program

Wednesday, 2/12/2014

The County of Riverside Purchasing Department, on behalf of the Department of Mental Health, is announcing the RFP #MHARC-146 for the Prevention and Early Intervention Prenatal Prevention for Post-Partum Depression: Mamas y Bebes (Mothers and babies) Program's release and is available for review on the Public Purchase website at: A copy of the RFP and attachment A is attached below. The County of Riverside is requesting proposals from organizations who are interested in providing services as outlined in the RFP. If you have not previously registered with Public Purchase, please do so as that is the website in which prospective bidders will need to utilizein order to access Riverside County bids. Once you have registeed, you will be able to access the bids for Riverside County. The deadline for questions is February 13, 2014. Questions must be submitted in writing online at The deadline to submit proposals is no later than 1:30pm on March 26, 2014.

World Economic Forum (WEF)

Wednesday, 2/12/2014

This year, the hot topic at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was mental health. Dr. Insel reports that there was notable attention to mental health at this year's meeting.This conference consists of the worlds wealthiest people who join together to talk about economic issues affecting them and the world. There were over 20 sessions on health, many focuced on mental illness, dementia, and mindfulness. An unprecedented health summit began with the Prime Minister of Norway declaring that mental health was her leading health care priority. There was interest of both developing and developed countries in preventing and treating mental illness. This emergence of mental health as a hot topic at this year's meeting is just one example of the increasing recognition that the time has come to focus on this profound public health problem that has received too little attention.


Free MMH 101 Training for Hospital and Insurer Management

Wednesday, 2/12/2014

The California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative in partnership with Postpartum Support International is offering free training in maternal mental health to hospital and insurer program managers and executives. The first class is being held February 12 from 12pm-2pm. For a list of the training dates and to RSVP, please visit

Inland Empire Father Involvement Coalition (IEFIC)

Monday, 2/10/2014

Jeff Faulkerson and First 5 San Bernardino are making a difference in the lives of Fathers in the IE. The Inland Empire Father Involvement Coalition's meeting will be held at the First 5 San Bernardino office on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 9:30am to 11:00am. Their mission is to encourage healthy child development by promoting the involvement, necessity and value of the role of fathers in the family and community.

Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges: Addressing the Needs of the Whole Family

Monday, 2/10/2014

When? April 25-27, 2014

Where? Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, California

The primary aim of this conference is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Related objectives include provision of an interactive forum to discuss common experiences, effective and evidence informed support and advocacy strategies, and contemporary, cutting edge research.

Conference Information Online:

Father's Involvement With Their Children: United States, 2006-2010

Monday, 2/3/2014

A report from the National Health Statisitcs Reports measured fathers' involvement with their children. Father involvement was measured by how often a man participated in a set of activities in a 4 week period with children who were living with him and with children who were living apart from him. The report measured that the increased involvement of fathers in their children's lives has been associated with a range of positive outcomes for the children. For further information on the report, please go to

We are grateful to the LA Perinatal Task Force for sharing this resource with us.

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