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Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch

President and Principal Investigator

The Institute for the Advancement of Working Families

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The Institute for the Advancement of Working Families

P.O. Box 13297

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101

United States

Company Description

The Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF), incorporated October 10, 2001, is a 501 (c) (3) Pennsylvania Corporation organized under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 for the purpose of conducting education, training, re ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

Child Welfare League of America , Inc.

fVP Transitional Workforce

Workforce Development Corporation

Project Consultant

Osiris Group , Inc.

Affiliations

Fellow
Stoneleigh Foundation

Founding Board Member
The Center for Working Families , Inc.

Board Member
American Cities Foundation

Chair of Advisory Committee
Morehouse School of Medicine/Cork Institute

Founder
Historical Black Colleges

Education

BA

sociology

Morgan State University

Bachelor's degree

Sociology

Morgan State College

DSW

University of Pennsylvania

Fellow

Institute for Court Management

MSW

University of Pittsburgh

doctorate in Social Work

Administration

University of Pennsylvania , School of Social Work

Web References (185 Total References)


Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW | Stoneleigh Foundation

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Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW

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Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch is motivated by the fact that for a variety of reasons, too many children are growing up without the emotional and financial support of both parents. According to the Annie E. Casey Kids Count (2011), 34% of all American households are headed by a single parent, affecting some 25 million children. The most recent census reflects that only 15% of these are headed by a father. The "father-absent" factor in the lives of children leads to greater poverty, dropout rates, instances of neglect and abuse, and juvenile justice and foster care system involvement.
Dr. Lynch's fellowship will explore and address some of the barriers to fathers' involvement with children. Working with some two dozen foster care provider agencies and responsible fatherhood service providers, he will administer father-friendly agency assessments, training and practice revisions, and enhance the integration of fatherhood programming into foster care service delivery.
Dr. Lynch's main partner is the Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research; however, he has active support from the Regional Office of the Department of Health and Human Services, the City Department of Human Services and the state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The overarching goal of the fellowship is to improve well-being outcomes for children in Philadelphia and across the nation by creating a model for integrating responsible fatherhood programming into the child welfare system.
Rufus Sylvester Lynch, a NASW Social Work Pioneer ®, has served as President and Principal Investigator of the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF): A Forensic Education, Behavioral Health, and Employment Services Corporation, since October 2001.
Fellow's Work Powerpoint Presentation at the 2014 Annual Statewide Fatherhood Forum, New Jersey Presentations Stoneleigh Fellow Rufus Lynch and Child Welfare League of America CEO Christine James-Brown jointly discussed efforts to engage fathers in child...
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The Philadelphia Strong Families Coalition (PSFC), chaired by Stoneleigh Fellow, Dr. Rufus S. Lynch, completed a landmark project, focusing...
Meet the Fellow: Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW Stoneleigh Fellow Rufus Lynch is addressing the barriers to fathers' involvement with children. Working with two dozen foster care provider... Attachments: Meet the Fellows:Rufus Sylvester Lynch.pdf
Meet The Fellows: Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW Meet The Fellows, Reports & Publications Rufus Sylvester Lynch is motivated by the fact that for a variety of reasons, too many children are growing up without the emotional and...
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Rufus Sylvester Lynch is motivated by the fact that for a variety of reasons, too many children are growing up without the emotional and financial support of both parents. Thus, his fellowship, The Integration of Responsible Fatherhood within Foster Care Service Delivery, proposes to develop capacity and compentency wihtin Child and Family Agences (CFAs) and two dozen agencies to explore the integration of responsible fatherhood programming within foster care service delivery in the City of Philadelphia


Rufus Sylvester Lynch, ...

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Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW

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Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch is motivated by the fact that for a variety of reasons, too many children are growing up without the emotional and financial support of both parents. According to the Annie E. Casey Kids Count (2011), 34% of all American households are headed by a single parent, affecting some 25 million children. The most recent census reflects that only 15% of these are headed by a father. The "father-absent" factor in the lives of children leads to greater poverty, dropout rates, instances of neglect and abuse, and juvenile justice and foster care system involvement.
Dr. Lynch's fellowship will explore and address some of the barriers to fathers' involvement with children. Working with some two dozen foster care provider agencies and responsible fatherhood service providers, he will administer father-friendly agency assessments, training and practice revisions, and enhance the integration of fatherhood programming into foster care service delivery.
Dr. Lynch's main partner is the Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research; however, he has active support from the Regional Office of the Department of Health and Human Services, the City Department of Human Services and the state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The overarching goal of the fellowship is to improve well-being outcomes for children in Philadelphia and across the nation by creating a model for integrating responsible fatherhood programming into the child welfare system.
Rufus Sylvester Lynch, a NASW Social Work Pioneer ®, has served as President and Principal Investigator of the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF): A Forensic Education, Behavioral Health, and Employment Services Corporation, since October 2001.
Fellow's Work
Meet the Fellow: Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW Stoneleigh Fellow Rufus Lynch is addressing the barriers to fathers' involvement with children. Working with two dozen foster care provider... Attachments: Meet the Fellows:Rufus Sylvester Lynch.pdf
Meet The Fellows: Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW Meet The Fellows, Reports & Publications Rufus Sylvester Lynch is motivated by the fact that for a variety of reasons, too many children are growing up without the emotional and... Attachments: Meet the Fellows: Rufus Sylvester Lynch
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Rufus Sylvester Lynch is motivated by the fact that for a variety of reasons, too many children are growing up without the emotional and financial support of both parents. Thus, his fellowship, The Integration of Responsible Fatherhood within Foster Care Service Delivery, proposes to develop capacity and compentency wihtin Child and Family Agences (CFAs) and two dozen agencies to explore the integration of responsible fatherhood programming within foster care service delivery in the City of Philadelphia


September 2013 Newsletter | Stoneleigh Foundation

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Stoneleigh Fellow Rufus Lynch, who is addressing the barriers to fathers' involvement with children, is featured in our continuing series, "Meet the Fellows", We invite you to view his video here.


Child Welfare | Stoneleigh Foundation

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The Integration of Responsible Fatherhood within Foster Care Service Delivery | Stoneleigh Foundation

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Stoneleigh Fellow: Rufus Sylvester Lynch, 2012-2016

Project Summary
For a variety of reasons, too many children in America are growing up without the emotional and financial support of both parents. Children raised in single parent households have increased rates of poverty, school dropout, poor health, and abuse and neglect. Dr. Lynch believes that while much attention has been paid to responsible fatherhood in the past 15 years, there remain significant barriers to "engaging" fathers. In his view, this has a great deal to do with the structure and nature of the child welfare system itself. Thus, while there are numerous responsible fatherhood programs that vary in size, setting, population of focus and services, they aren't integrated into the child welfare system and more often than not these agencies do not include fathers when establishing permanency and service plans for children. In general, little is known about whether engaging fathers enhances the well-being or case outcomes of foster children.
Dr. Lynch proposes to undertake research to address this gap by working with local foster care providers to advance the integration of responsible fatherhood programming within the child and family service system. He will conduct agency assessments, training, and "retrofitting" to increase the participating agencies' ability to consistently involve fathers in the lives of their children.
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Dr. Lynch proposes to develop capacity and competency within Child and Family Agencies (CFAs), the contracted providers of services to prevent abuse and neglect of children. In particular, he will work with some two dozen agencies to explore the integration of responsible fatherhood programming within foster care service delivery in the City of Philadelphia.
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Dr. Lynch proposes to explore and address some of the barriers to fathers' involvement with children. While DHS goals of increasing reunification rates, decreasing the time for reunification to occur and establishing permanency sooner for children in foster care are important, meaningful engagement with fathers is more likely to improve outcomes for the well-being of children in care.
During the three-year fellowship Dr. Lynch will:
Explore the value, readiness, and compatibility of integrating father-engagement strategies within the service delivery models of two dozen providers; and Facilitate the development of small demonstrations to determine if the programming Increases father involvement, Enhances the relationship between father and child, and/or Expedites the process of permanency placement.
Dr. Lynch's work will involve: "fatherhood friendly" agency assessments as well as fatherhood readiness surveys; the development or adaptation of training for staff and administrators - for which the National Association of Social Workers-PA (NASW-PA) has agreed to provide continuing education credits; assistance with revising policies and procedures; networking and identification of resources to help with retooling/enhancing the integration of fatherhood programming; and, ongoing evaluation and data collection via surveys, observation, focus groups and interviews.
The project has received some 22 letters of support from foster care provider agencies and responsible fatherhood service providers. In addition, letters from the Administrator of the regional office of the ACF-DHHS, DHS Commissioner Ambrose, and the NASW-PA strongly endorse this effort.
In fact, once the initial assessments are completed, Dr. Lynch will work in collaboration with Commissioner Ambrose' office to identify demonstration sites located in the DHS pilot area for its new delivery system.

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