Tragedy in Haiti serves as reminder to dads

“Calling the death toll ‘unimaginable’ as he surveyed the wreckage, Haiti’s president, René Préval, said he had no idea where he would sleep. Schools, hospitals and a prison collapsed. And the poor who define this nation squatted in the streets, some hurt and bloody, many more without food and water, close to piles of covered corpses and rubble ... as Haiti struggled to grasp the unknown toll from its worst earthquake in more than 200 years.”

— The New York Times

During horrible tragedies like this, fathers play a big part in comforting and educating their kids and in shaping their coping styles and reactions to future tragedies and crises they’ll face throughout their lives.

Action ideas

The local fathering effort, in cooperation with the National Center for Fathering, provides bi-weekly action ideas to stimulate conversation between fathers and parents.

For more information, or to join local conversations, contact

Mick Trombley at

David Eggebeen at

Robert Orndorff at

Marc McCann at 237-1719 or