Fathers play a role in every child’s life that cannot be filled by others. This role can have a large impact on a child and help shape him or her into the person they become.
Our Fatherhood program is designed to support fathers while improving their parenting skills and increasing their knowledge of effective fathering, while promoting a positive relationship with the child.
The program focuses on building self-awareness and self-care, plus fathering and relationship skills through a 12-week culturally responsive course that includes individual coaching sessions.
Fathers attend weekly courses, engage in the community as well as events and activities in the child’s life.
Children who have a closer relationship with their father are more likely to have higher confidence as a child and more likely to go to college and find stable employment after high- school.
The patterns a father sets in the relationships with his children will dictate how his children relate with other people. An increase level of sociability, self-control, more likely to have a lasting marriage.
The child is more likely to express their emotions in a healthy manner and have a greater tolerance for stress/frustration, less hesitation/fear in new situations and an increased ability to resist peer pressure and stand up for themselves.
Research shows fathers who are engaged with their children, reading, playing, feeding have fewer behavior concerns.
Girls who have a relationship with their father have shown less signs of depression than girls who do not have a relationship with their father. Boys will seek approval from their fathers from a very young age and they model the father's behavior.
Studies have shown that when fathers are affectionate and supportive, it greatly affects a child’s cognitive and social development. It also instills an overall sense of well-being and self confidence.