The New England


Fathering Conference

March 17th, 18th & 19th, 2021
Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island



New England Fathering Conference (NEFC) FREE three-part Webinar Series

The NEFC Planning Committee is excited to be providing this series of virtual trainings to support fatherhood professionals around New England and beyond. 

Part I: Successful Service Delivery for Fathers During Our "New Normal"
took place on Wednesday, July 15th and is viewable by clicking here

SAVE THE DATES for NEFC's Webinar Series, Parts II and III

Part II: Back to School in the "New Normal": Supporting Fathers and Families

A free virtual training session on Wednesday, August 26th, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Registration link and other details for Part II COMING SOON (you do NOT have to have participated in Part I).

This dynamic, virtual training session will help enhance our practice as we work to support fathers and prepare families to go back to school in the “new normal.” In addition, the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse will share FREE resources, webinars, training materials, and many more options for services providers available through


A free virtual training session on Wednesday, September 23rd, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Save the date - registration details and flier will be posted here when they become available.

Thank you and stay safe,

The New England Fathering Conference Planning Committee

Mar 17-19, 2021
Newport Marriott
25 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840
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About Our Conference

The New England Fathering Conference (NEFC) was initiated in Massachusetts in 1999 and was held there annually until the Planning Committee decided to rotate the event around the New England region every two years. We’ve continued hosting successful conferences in Connecticut (2008, 2009 and again in 2016 and 2017), Rhode Island (2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015) and Maine (2012 and 2013), each with 300-400 attendees and presenters from across New England and beyond! We then brought the conference to Springfield Massachusetts for 2018 and 2019, highlighting how our work with fathers supports the legacy they are creating for their children and celebrating our 20th annual event.  After a one-year break due to the potential spread of COVID-19, , we are very excited to be returning to Newport, Rhode Island in March of 2021.




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