Father Friendly Initiative
Please note, this initiative is no longer active. Learn more about our Fundamentals of Fatherhood Program.
The City of Long Beach is a large, active and diverse city and we strive to create places and spaces that are welcoming for all the residents in our community. We invite you to join our movement to create a Father Friendly Long Beach for all! The City of Long Beach is encouraging businesses, agencies and organizations to implement father friendly policies and practices that make places and spaces better for the whole family. This campaign works to acknowledge the important role that fathers play in their child’s life; fathers are caregivers, nurturers and role models to their children. Let’s empower and celebrate our dads by building a supportive community that will let fathers, their children and the whole Long Beach community thrive!
3 Steps To Become Father Friendly
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1. Encourage Fatherhood By Portraying Positive Images of Diverse Fathers
Materials, illustrations, posters, brochures and other collateral include positive, diverse images of fathers. Think of fathers and fatherhood when choosing positive images, photographs or other materials for public display.
2. Train Staff on Fatherhood Issues and Father Friendly Practices
Strive to provide training for all staff on working with men and on fatherhood issues. Provide staff with trainings on father friendly practices and principles. *For guidance on father friendly trainings, please refer to the following section of our website [resource link].
3. Ensure Men’s Restrooms and Family/Gender-Neutral Restrooms Contain a Changing Station
Strive to ensure all restrooms are equipped with changing stations in order to support fathers as caregivers in public spaces.
MAKING LONG BEACH A FATHER FRIENDLY PLACE
The City of Long Beach recognizes that fathers are leaders in our community and want to value and celebrate their unique contributions to raising children. Read More >