Strong Fathers-Strong Families is proud to announce a collaboration with Randell Turner, Ph.D., Roy Wooten,M.S.  and our Founder, J. Michael Hall, M.Ed.  as we present our Strong Families Institute for parents and practitioners.

J. Michael Hall, M.Ed., Dr. Randell Turner, and Roy Wooten, M.S.  have presented together in family strengthening conferences and training workshops from coast to coast. Their experience as practitioners and expertise as trainers has earned them a reputation for trainings that engage, equip, and encourage parents from all walks of life!

With over sixty years of combined experience as practitioners and educators they remain grounded through their daily work with fathers and families in communities just like yours. As specialists in the fatherhood field they have developed programs, parenting resources, and curriculum for equipping parents and practitioners all across the United States and abroad.

Our Presenters

J. Michael Hall is the father of two sons (high school and college) and the husband to a beautiful middle school English teacher. Mr. Hall has been a special education teacher and is a “recovering” middle school principal.

After realizing that he was spending more time raising other people children than his own he left the principalship and soon became an advocate for stronger parent and father involvement in public education. As an educator and founder of Strong Fathers-Strong Families, he has presented to more than 100,000 fathers and parents at local schools, Head Starts, and national conferences.

He has written magazine articles for the National PTA, The Southwestern Educational Development Laboratory, and NHSA’s Children and Family Magazine. He is also a contributing author to the book on fathering entitled Why Fathers Count, and is considered one of the country’s foremost experts on working with fathers in schools and Head Starts.

A sample of workshops presented by J. Michael Hall

Dr. Turner has 30 years of mental health outpatient, group therapy, community mental/emotional health program development, training and assessment experience.   He serves as Senior Associate for ICF International (ICFI) a global professional services firm that partners with government and commercial clients.

His role with ICFI comprises conducting research and development, authoring resources for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.whose primary focus is on improving and increasing father involvement, capacity building for fatherhood programs, child/family development and training resources.

Dr. Turner also develops cutting-edge training curricula and delivers state-of-the-art technical assistance.  He also serves as a Child and Family Therapist for Pennsylvania Counseling Services specializing in two areas: working with men/fathers and Attention Deficient Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) children and their families addressing mental and emotional health issues thus enabling them to improve child outcomes.

A sample of workshops presented by Dr. Randell Turner

Roy Wooten is Executive Director of the Shield-Bearer Counseling Centers, a nonprofit serving Greater Houston. He received his BS and MS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and has over 20 years experience in youth and family services.

His passion for strengthening relationships have made him a sought after conference speaker and media guest. He has authored numerous articles, served on boards and consulted with churches, schools and nonprofits.

Roy’s passion starts at home where he strives to be the best husband to Devra (since 1988) and the best father to his two teenage children, of whom they are very proud.

A sample of workshops presented by Roy Wooten

Why an Institute?

It only WORKS if it WORKS

Too many of us as both parents and practitioners have attended workshops and trainings that were a waste of time. Our experience has shown us what works and what DOESN’T. We have learned both lessons the hard way, by being in the field doing it.

We have talked to practitioners and parents and we LISTENED. Our workshops and conference presentations have been very well received and very effective not because we were so smart but because we were SMART ENOUGH to listen to our participants.

We will also listen to you to make sure that we cover all of the ground you need covered for your parents and professionals in your community.

It is our job to help you help families.

What makes SFI WORK?

We have a lot of years of experience as parents, professionals, and grassroots practitioners. However, this experience has not only helped us know what to do. It has also helped us know what NOT to do.

EVERY Strong Families Institute will have the following:

  • Assistance to set up events
  • Promotional Materials/Help
  • Interactive, Dynamic Sessions
  • Humor and Doses of Reality
  • The Latest Research
  • Practical Tools You Can Use
  • Affordable, Simple Handouts
  • The Best Presenting Practices
  • Integrated Materials
  • Web-Based Follow-Up
  • Materials to use as Follow-Up