The Fatherhood Project's Director Raymond Levy, PsyD., and his research team attended and participated as judges at The Moth StorySlam: Fathers event in Cambridge on June 18, 2013. The evening featured true stories told live on stage by adult volunteers without scripts, notes, props or accompaniment. Standing in the spotlight, storytellers engaged the audience with a combination of humorous and deeply emotional tales of their most important positive and painful personal experiences with their fathers. Themes of speakers' stories included regret and guilt at failure to express love to one's father on his death bed, children's strong connection when seeing fathers' emotional vulnerability, sons and daughters drawing on fathers' strength and courage in times of need and the importance of male self-restraint when angry at a father.
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We want to thank an anonymous donor for his very generous contribution allowing us to expand our program and reach more fathers. We can continue to teach psychological principles and skills of engaged fathering with individual and group interventions, including our prison program, fathering skills program and our divorced dads program.
In honor of Fatherâ€™s Day, a group of experts and fatherhood activists gathered at the White House on June 13, 2012. Among them was The Fatherhood Projectâ€™s Director, Raymond Levy, PsyD.
We gratefully report that Julia & Mark Casady and the One Step Forward Foundation have generously provided a donation to The Fatherhood Project which will help us continue to pursue our mission in support of fathers everywhere.
Dr. Levy furthers the mission of The Fatherhood Project by running groups for incarcerated fathers in Massachusetts Correctional Institutions using our curriculum, which is inspired by the research literature on attachment interventions and father engagement outcomes.