Little Rock Grantee & Community Roundtable

All day
Little Rock, AR

"Strengthening Families using Best Practices in a Culturally Competent Way”

Location:  Arkansas Children’s Hospital
East Campus Building/Children’s Hall
1 Children’s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202

Audience:   ACF grantees; EHS/HS Directors, early childhood education, economic development, faith-based, and community organizations; and local, state, and federal governments.

Emphasis:  Program Sustainability, Underserved Populations, Collaborations & Partnerships, Asset Building, Early Childhood Education.

This roundtable provided current information on the core family strengthening elements of fatherhood, marriage, and asset building.  Additionally, it included information on the Affordable Care Act, Veteran Services, Early Childhood Education and their impact on safe and stable families.  Attendees had the opportunity to network with other practitioners.

Registration for this event was free.  For additional information about this event contact Jackie Dedman at or Elma Goodwin at

Sponsored by:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Region VI; Arkansas Head Start Association/Arkansas Head Start-State Collaboration Office; Arkansas Department of Human Services; Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education; Arkansas Children’s Hospital; and HIPPY Arkansas

Agenda, Speakers, and Presentations:

Monday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 30, 2013

  • Promising Practices & Resources for Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage  (see the presentation) – Patrick Patterson, Senior Manager, ICF International (read his biography)
  • Facilitated Next Steps/Action Planning (see the presentation) – Kenneth Braswell, Director of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse and Executive Director of Fathers, Inc. (read his biography)
  • Closing
    • Jackie Dedman, Collaboration Director, Arkansas Head Start-State Collaboration Office (read her biography)
    • Leon R. McCowan, Regional Administrator, ACF Region VI (read his biography)