This event was conceived as a vehicle for dads hoping to be closer to their children. This might mean working toward gaining visitation, working on custody issues, learning how to be more prepared for the surprises that parenting throws their way or finding ways to connect emotionally to their children. We wanted to create a one-day event that could address as many of these needs as possible, involving professionals from all areas of expertise that dads need not only during litigation, but for years beyond.

Building a strong, safe and trusting environment for our children is undeniably crucial in having a close relationship with them. We want all dads to have the courage to step forward and into their children’s lives – kids need their dads. Be the dad your kids need. This event is a great place to start or to improve your fathering skill set.


Father’s Helping Fathers (FHF) is a national not-for-profit corporation based in Palatine, Illinois. FHF is a frontrunner in the struggle to raise awareness about the positive influence fathers have on child development and on family structure itself. Furthermore, FHF is a strong proponent of changing legislation to give fathers more rights, responsibility and accountability in cases of child custody. We are strongly committed to growing public awareness of the negative stereotype given to fathers. FHF helps un-wed and divorced fathers needing advice in regard to gaining more parenting time, visitation and custody of their children.

One of the most important issues that relates to the struggle of committed fathers is that of parenting time. FHF’s goal is to ensure that children continue to have meaningful relationships with both parents, regardless of marital status. We advocate on behalf all non-custodial parents to ensure they get equitable treatment in court and continued access to their children. In addition, we work to promote gender equality in divorce and custody issues.

FHF recognizes the value of fatherhood and supports the concept of true joint custody, where parents work together in the best interest of their children. When joint custody is not feasible, we often advocate for fathers as custodial parents. Statistics show that custodial fathers are the most likely to encourage a positive relationship between their children and the other parent and to raise happy, healthy children.

For fathers truly committed to the well-being of their children, FHF is here for you. You are not alone and together we can contribute to the success and happiness of our children. Our ultimate goal is to be the best parents we can be for our children, and with education and support we will succeed!