Fathers ages 16+
What this is, is a twelve-week program designed to support men in cultivating the skills needed to function in their role as fathers. Addressing various issues related to parenting, communication, and relationship building, this program focuses on the unique strengths and needs of fathers and the important role they play in the lives of their families and children.
The times are, Wednesdays, June 26 – August 26, 2019 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Detroit Public Library Redford Branch 21200 Grand River Detroit, MI 48223
Despite the historical view of a father’s role being reduced to that of breadwinner and disciplinarian, men in their role of father is an integral part of the family unit. Research shows that father involvement is directly related to positive health, behavioral, and educational outcomes for children. Likewise, fathers who are engaged in their children’s lives are reported to have increased life satisfaction and decreased levels of psychological distress.
It Takes A Village, Inc. Father to Father
While there is an abundance of research on the benefits of engaged fathers, there are very few programs available that focus on the specific needs of men and fathers. In keeping with our mission to provide services that encourage children, adults, and families to achieve their fullest potential, the Father to Father Program seeks to support fathers in their role and by extension supporting their children and families.
How: Through an all-male group format based on the Nurturing Fathers Program, the male facilitators will guide the members as they share their histories, experiences, and aspirations. Members will benefit from the support and encouragement they receive from and provide to each other.