In Santa Clara County, the number of children age 0 to 5 is projected to increase to 177,887 within the next 50 years. This is significant because each child’s healthy development is impacted by the quality of their relationship with their father. The connection between healthy fatherhood and male involvement, and healthy children is well researched and documented.
The Santa Clara County Fatherhood/Male Involvement Collaborative (SCCFMIC) represents a large group of community resources committed to supporting healthy fatherhood and male involvement for the benefit of children.SCCFMIC encourages development of programs and services that help fathers and males become positive influences in their families, and specifically for children, in the following areas:
- •Providing parenting workshops and support groups
- •Addressing child visitation and child support issues
- •Accessing job training and education
- •Creating father/male-friendly environments