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Lunch and Learn
March 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn with Dr. Carla Stover
The Attachment Network of Manitoba is excited to announce another Lunch & Learn
On March 14 12pm – 1pm please join us and Dr. Carla Stover to discuss Fathers for Change; Where’s dad? Working with High Risk Fathers in Treatment.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve your FREE Zoom link to the event.
The Lunch and Learn will discuss the lack of focus on the role of men as fathers within intervention programs for men with histories of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) or substance misuse is of significant concern given the large numbers of these men who are actively parenting and coparenting children. Fathers for Change is an innovative intervention designed to fill this gap. Fathers for Change is unique in its focus on the paternal role throughout treatment. The central premise is that focus on men as fathers and increasing their feelings of competence and meaning within their parenting role, will provide motivation to change maladaptive patterns that have lead to use of aggression and substances. The presentation will include an overview of Fathers for Change with case examples and research support completed so far. Successes and challenges in engaging fathers and conducting this work will be described with session participants encouraged to discuss together ways of overcoming obstacles in implementing father-child programs.
Dr. Carla Stover is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the Yale
Child Study Center. Her clinical work has included acute/peri-traumatic responses to
families impacted by violence and long-term evidence-based treatments including
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy. Dr.
Stover was awarded a Career Award from the National Institute of Drug Abuse to
develop and evaluate an intervention for fathers with co-occurring substance misuse and
intimate partner violence (IPV) that targets their roles as fathers. She developed Fathers
for Change and is conducting outpatient, residential treatment, and community
implementation studies on the effectiveness of the intervention. She is also co-
investigator on an NIH funded study of a co-parenting intervention for unmarried, low
income African American parents having their first child. She chairs the Early Stress and
Adversity Consortium at the Yale School of Medicine. She has presented trainings
nationally and internationally on the topics of family conflict, healthy relationships, stress
management, family violence, engaging and treating fathers and interventions for
childhood trauma. She has published widely on the topics of childhood trauma, IPV, and