2016 Fatherhood Awareness Month Proclamation
WHEREAS, fathers play an integral part in the successful lives of their children and research has demonstrated that the psychological and emotional development, health and well-being of children is significantly enhanced by the presence, commitment and nurturing of fathers and father figures; and
WHEREAS, with fathers actively engaged, children are less vulnerable to the risks of childhood poverty, mental illness, juvenile delinquency, youth sexual activity, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse and failure to complete high school; and
WHEREAS, involvement of fathers in the lives of their children increases the likelihood of success in social skills, academic performance, adult careers, employment goals and involved parenting skills for their future families; and NOW THEREFORE
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all residents of Fairfax County, does hereby proclaim June 2016 as Fatherhood Awareness Month in Fairfax County to raise public awareness of the importance of fatherhood and the importance of father's engagement with his children and family.
- Sharon Bulova, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
You can read more about the proclamation and view the video of the event on the Fairfax County Government website and on the National Fatherhood Initiative website.