Brian Clarke has coordinated STRONG Fathers – Maine’s premier father-focused parenting education program – for eight years, first at York County Community Action Corp in Sanford, Maine, and currently at The Opportunity Alliance in South Portland, Maine. Locally, Brian facilitates groups for fathers, works individually with fathers and their children, leads father engagement trainings for community service providers and agencies, and sits on the Practice Committee for Southern Maine’s Community Partnership for Protecting Children. At the statewide level he leaders the Fathers Engagement Project with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and has collaborated with their training and policy team to integrate father-focused material int the new caseworker training curriculum. He is currently leading the organization of the Maine Fatherhood Leadership Council, a cross-agency, cross-discipline stakeholder working group that is exploring how current policy and practice invite or discourage fathers to engage in family strengthening behaviors.