The UBC Learning Circle has partnered with the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health to present Mr. Albert M. Pooley, MSW, MPA, President & Founder of the Native American Fatherhood & Families Association in a special live webinar on addressing family violence. Family is at the heart of Native American cultures. There is no other work more important than fatherhood and motherhood. Fathers must take primary responsibility in bringing happiness and safety to his family, and as First Nations people, we must take the lead in keeping our families together. To do this, we must recognize the urgent need to address family violence. This workshop will provide information on how NAFFA is committed to addressing family violence through responsible fatherhood and motherhood. Participants will learn why fatherhood and motherhood are sacred, why freedom of choice is important, and how the importance of personal choice is linked to family violence. All are welcome to attend and participate in this FREE live videoconference and computer webinar session. Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. PST Where: Participate by computer webinar [Videoconference will not be available for this event]. Registration: Click here to register. Pre-registration is required to attend this free live event. About the Presenter Mr. Albert Pooley MSW, MPA is the founder and President of the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) in Mesa, Arizona. He is internationally known for his culturally-sensitive Fatherhood/Motherhood Is Sacred program. This curriculum is currently being used in 100+ Indian tribes and 11 urban centers and some non-native agencies in the U.S. Albert has extensive working knowledge of tribes and promotes workshops designed to strengthen families through healthy marriage and responsible parenting as role models for their children Mr. Pooley has given more than 100+ Keynote Presentations for crowds spanning 10 to 1000’s of people. Audiences have included the Child Support Enforcement National Regional Office, Washington DC, First Things First, Arizona, Early Childhood Conference, Cocopah Hualapai, Southern Ute Fatherhood Conference Durango, Selkirk First Nations Grand Council of Chiefs, Pelly Crossing, Yukon Canada, Navaho Head Start, Fort McDowell, Intertribal Council Parenting Conference, Tucson, International Fatherhood Conference, Baltimore MD, National Fatherhood Rally, National Monument, Washington DC, Oglala Sioux Childhood/Childcare Conference, Rapid City, SD, National Conference of the Office for Family Assistance, Washington, DC, Native American Procurement Conference, AZ, Child Care Program Navajo Division of Social Services. Albert also conducts, training workshops, lectures, seminars and conference workshops including presentations at the National Head Start Conference in Orlando Florida, National Indian Welfare Association and Native American Childhood and Family Conference, Southwest Consortium of Indian Head Start Programs, Inc. He has been married to his wife, Julia, for 44 years. They have six children and 13 grandchildren. About the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) is a national Aboriginal organization established in 2005 by the Government of Canada and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health renewal and health equity through knowledge translation and exchange. The NCCAH is hosted by the University of Northern BC (UNBC) in Prince George, BC. It is one of six NCCs in the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health Program, each of which is focused on a different aspect of public health. More info…
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