The Fatherhood course is designed to assist fathers in developing a positive attitude toward being a dad to their children with an emphasis on personal growth and family success. Relationship skills are stressed with a focus on developing interpersonal skills through self-evaluation, methods of conflict resolution, behavioral concepts, and effective communication principles.
We all agree it is ideal for fathers to get out of prison or jail, become a successful, involved and engaged dad.
Giving incarcerated fathers a vision that they have a unique and irreplaceable role in the life of their child along with increased confidence and changes in attitude and skills is a powerful motivator for successful re-entry. Fathers who are involved with, and connected with their children and families prior to release are less likely to return to jail or prison.
Just as housing, transportation, and a job are the three most critical and immediate needs of an ex-offender, reconnecting with their children is vital to the future of the ex-offender and his family. When a dad really cares and has a connection with his child and family, he can be more motivated to seek and secure the aforementioned needs so that he can “do right” by his kids and family.
This twelve week course that can be joined at any point during the course as classes will be stand alone and repeated classes every twelve weeks. This father-focused program is designed to cover the gamut of issues fathers face including how to co-parent with the children’s mother no matter the circumstances.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays, 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
Contact Programming to sign up for this class.