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I can answer many questions regarding child development, best practices in child care and the fathers role in his children's development.

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10 years as a child protective services investigator, 10 years administrator of a residential nonprofit program for developmentally disabled adults and children, 2 years working with parents facilitating a parenting group of first time parents with my wife using the MELD curriculum in the early 80's. Co-wrote and Administered a fatherhood grant working with young fathers and incarcerated fathers. Ran a fatherhood program in a Texas State jail and was Director of Incarcerated Programs for the National Fatherhood Initiative for a year and a half. I also raised two children now 22 and 26 who have excelled academically which I believe is from our learning the best practices in child rearing from the start.


BA in Social work in 1980 from New Mexico State University

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collin06/29/13101010Thank you, Marcos.
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Recent Answers from Marcos Torres

2016-09-23 How would an American father feel?:

If a court upheld that the father was in fact, abusive, either to a child or woman, then it should be taken into consideration in any custody dispute.  The key word here being "fact".  Indisputable and

2016-08-30 Is it fair for a child that if her:

Learning a second or more language is always beneficial for anyone.  If the mother wants more visitation than weekends and the custodial parent does not agree, that must be resolved in court.  All depends

2016-08-26 Is it fair for a child that if her:

Your question does not make sense to me.  First of all, I cannot answer what is fair, things are simply what they are.  I assume you mean that the child would no be alive today because of her father and

2016-07-20 How would you feel if you have:

It makes no difference what I feel.  I am not in that situation and there is no way anyone can know how someone else feels, even if they tell you.  The best way to avoid this kind of situation is to refrain

2016-07-19 Why would a 12 year old:

It is impossible to answer this kind of question.  One would have to be able to read minds. You might as well ask a fortune teller as anyone. I would think that you would be intelligent enough to figure


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