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Rufus Sylvester Lynch

Chair

The Strong Families Commission Inc

HQ Phone:  (215) 879-1745

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The Strong Families Commission Inc

P.O. Box 13502

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19101

United States

Company Description

From 2012 to 2016 Lynch served as a Stoneleigh Foundation Senior Fellow, and Research Associate at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, at Bryn Mawr College Currently, Lynch serves as Chair of the Strong Families Commission, Incorporation ("...more

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Background Information

Employment History

Fathers & Families Coalition of America Inc


Dean

Clark Atlanta University


Deputy State Court Administrator and Director of Court Management

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts


Scholar

Penn State's School of School Work


Affiliations

The Institute for the Advancement of Working Families

Board Member


Stoneleigh Foundation

Fellow


National Association of Social Workers

Board Member


Child Welfare League of America , Inc.

Chief Executive Officer


Certification Commission

Member


Institute for Court Management

Fellow


American Bar Association

Member


Council on Social Work Education

Member


National Organization of Forensic Social Work

Member


Governance

Board Member


Social Change

Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow


National Association of Social Workers

Board Member


The Center for Working Families , Inc.

Founding Board Member


Historical Black Colleges

Founder


Fresh Start Community Development Corporation

Founder


Berean Presbyterian Institute for Family Preservation and Policy Development

Founder


Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Center

Founder


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Gerontological Fellow At the Philadelphia Regional Office


Morehouse School of Medicine/Cork Institute

Chair of Advisory Committee


Education

BA

sociology

Morgan State University


DSW

University of Pennsylvania


Fellow

Institute for Court Management


MSW

University of Pittsburgh


Web References(87 Total References)


http://www.thestrongfamiliescommission.com/who-we-are.html

Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch, ACSW, Commission Chair
Commission Executive Committee Member Dr. Lynch, is a forensic macro practice social worker and former Dean of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. Lynch has served in senior staff positions in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of Pennsylvania's State Government, and has experience in private industry, higher education, and non-profit corporations.


Pennsylvania Social Worker pushing initiative to recognize the value of greater father involvement in raising children | socialworkblog.org

Social worker Rufus Sylvester Lynch is working to ensure fathers get more support to be involved with their children.
Social worker Rufus Sylvester Lynch is working to ensure fathers get more support to be involved with their children. Social worker Rufus Sylvester Lynch says one out of three children in our nation would better thrive if public policy was more inclusive of fathers' contributions to the well-being of children. Research and studies show that children who are involved with their fathers, even when they don't live in the same residential setting, typically have more access to benefits such as health insurance, improved emotional development and are less likely to be abused and/or neglected, Lynch said. However, the nation's public policy focuses more on supporting maternal and institutional caregivers than the paternal side of a child's heritage, which can put children at a disadvantage. "We as a nation are primarily centered on children development through the lens of mother's" said Lynch, ACSW, who is chair of The Strong Families Commission Inc., a Pennsylvania organization that is working to change children, youth and family polices so they are more inclusive of fathers. "Children have a right to access all possible resources in the world, including those of their father, which gives them a shot forward in life." Rufus Sylvester Lynch, ACSW Rufus Sylvester Lynch, ACSW According to the U.S. Census Bureau 31 percent of children in United States live with either a single parent or no parent at all. In Pennsylvania 36 percent of children are being raised in households run by single parents but in Philadelphia where The Strong Families Commission Inc. is headquartered that figure is much higher at 62 percent, Lynch said. Lynch, who sits on the National Association of Social Workers Board of Directors, aged out of the foster care system. He has spent his entire social work career thinking about the role of men within families, especially the role of fathers. He noticed that policies that were designed to help troubled families often left fathers out of the equation, which eventually spurred his advocacy for fathers in the lives of children and families and the systems that serve them. Lynch said his organization is already preparing for a statewide convening of Father, Child and Family Advocates in 2018. That meeting will be used to: Review Pennsylvania's best program practices for ensuring Father Involvement in the lives of their children and families. Better inform executive opinion leaders and policy makers as to best practices locally as well as nationally for serving children and families, inclusive of fathers. Provide recommended strategies to policy makers designed to ensure "Greater Father Involvement" that improves child well-being in Pennsylvania. By focusing on fathers Lynch said the commission is not trying to overlook or downplay the hard work that single mothers do in raising children. He says mothers will benefit as well by having the fathers of their children more involved in the care of the children.


A Different Kind of Tool Belt for Dads - Episcopal Community Services

Since 2015, ECS has been one of a handful of local service providers working closely with Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch of The Strong Families Commission to become a certified Father-Friendly Flagship Agency (3FA).


IAWF-The Institute for the Advancement of Working Families

Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch, ACSW
Rufus Sylvester Lynch


NASW News | socialworkblog.org

Social worker Rufus Sylvester Lynch is working to ensure fathers get more support to be involved with their children.
Social worker Rufus Sylvester Lynch says one out of three children in our nation would better thrive if public policy was more inclusive of fathers' contributions to the well-being of children.


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